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
Report: After Years of Decline, Asbestos Imports Nearly Doubled in 2016
September 25th, 2017
Federal government data shows that 705 metric tons of raw asbestos was imported last year (2016), compared to 343 metric tons in 2015.
EPA Nominee Pruitt Refused to Promise Asbestos Ban
January 31st, 2017
The EPA is moving full steam ahead to ban asbestos. But this progress could be stalled if Scott Pruitt, President Trump's nominee to head the EPA, is confirmed by the Senate.
EWG Action Fund on EPA’s Historic Move Toward Banning Asbestos
November 29th, 2016
Armed with new authority under the nation’s updated chemical safety law, the Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it will take action against lingering uses of asbestos in U.S. products, likely leading to a ban of the notorious carcinogen.
25 Years After Court Gutted Rule, EPA Could Finally Ban Asbestos
October 25th, 2016
An Environmental Protection Agency decision on which 10 chemicals it will prioritize reviewing under the recently overhauled Toxic Substances Control Act is expected by the end of this year.
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