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
New asbestos threats affect veterans, workers, children and drinking water
August 18th, 2015
In the last month alone, asbestos contamination has plagued a veterans’ medical center in Denver, construction workers rehabbing a school in southern Illinois as well as an elementary school in the state, and potentially, a popular river and drinking water source in Colorado.
Wash Post Reports Many U.S. Schools Could Have Dangerous Asbestos
August 6th, 2015
A report today by the Washington Post spotlights the continued threat asbestos poses to students, teachers and other employees at many of the nation’s schools. In recent months, other news organizations have reported potential asbestos exposures at more than 50 schools in at least 13 states.
EPA Inspector General: Agency’s Asbestos Guidance ‘Potential Risk to Public Health’
June 17th, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s official guidance on the demolition of crumbling buildings with asbestos is woefully outdated and must be revamped to protect public health, says the agency’s own inspector general in a new report.
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