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.
Citing Public Health Threat, New Zealand Will Ban Asbestos Imports
August 27th, 2015
“The American people deserve the same health-protective policies that New Zealand and 55 other countries already have in place. It’s absurd that we continue to allow asbestos to come into the United States," Sarah Grantham, a policy analyst at EWG Action Fund said.
New Zealand to Ban Imports of Asbestos-Containing Products
August 26th, 2015