EWG Action Fund /// Asbestos Nation
Rep. Farenthold: Pillar of privacy protection, but not for asbestos victims
Oct. 1, 2015
“In America, we have a right to privacy and that right should be upheld," tweeted Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, author of the so-called FACT Act that would put asbestos victims at greater risk of identity theft.
Asbestos-tainted Crayons Turn Up Down Under
Sep. 18, 2015
Government tests have found asbestos in crayons sold in Australia and New Zealand. In response, Australia’s consumer agency has asked stores to stop selling the suspect brands and some stores in New Zealand have pulled them from the shelves. Australian customs authorities have halted all imports of crayons from China, source of the tainted products, and authorities in New Zealand are considering such a ban.
Federal Regulators Knew in 1976 that Asbestos Can ContaminateTalc
Sep. 14, 2015
Federal regulators have known for almost 40 years that the talc in personal care products can be contaminated with deadly asbestos fibers but left it to the cosmetics industry to monitor itself, according to documents published this week by an independent investigative news site.
Twisted Fate of 9/11: Heroes and Deadly Dust
Sep. 10, 2015