EWG Action Fund /// Asbestos Nation
Asbestos is responsible for countless deaths around the world, including at least 10,000 each year in the U.S. alone. Many Americans might think it’s been banned, but it has not. It’s lethal, legal and continues to pose serious risks to millions of American families.Explore Below
Asbestos-tainted Crayons Turn Up Down Under
September 18th, 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.
Restaurants Urged to Pledge “Asbestos-Free Crayons”
August 12th, 2015
Parents and caregivers should not have to worry whether the crayons at their favorite family restaurants contain asbestos, the EWG Action Fund and the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization said today in a letter to National Restaurant Association.
Asbestos Found in Children’s Toys
July 8th, 2015