10 States, DC, Sue EPA for Stricter Asbestos Regulations

10 States, DC, Sue EPA for Stricter Asbestos Regulations

July 2, 2019

Ten states in the U.S. and Washington, DC, have sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to tighten oversight rules on the use of asbestos and reduce its risk to the public.

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Claire’s, Beauty Plus asbestos recalls prompt makeup regulation questions

Claire’s, Beauty Plus asbestos recalls prompt makeup regulation questions

July 1, 2019

The full extent of the contamination of cancer-causing material like asbestos in cosmetics is unknown by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration and health advocates are alarmed that laws do not exist requiring the testing of makeup and other beauty industry products.

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FDA: Asbestos Found in Cosmetics in Clair’s Stores, Beauty Plus Global

FDA: Asbestos Found in Cosmetics in Claire’s Stores, Beauty Plus Global

June 10, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid using cosmetics sold by Claire’s Stores and Beauty Plus Global after the agency found makeup products containing asbestos, a cancer-causing material for which there is no safe level of exposure.

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Asbestos Removal Delays Aurora Hotel Demolitions

Asbestos Removal Delays Aurora Hotel Demolitions

May 29, 2019

The planned demolition of two hotels in suburban Aurora have been delayed while city officials seek to re-bid the contract to remove asbestos from the building before tearing them down.

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NYT: Memos Advising Asbestos Ban Disregarded by E.P.A. Leaders

NYT: Memos Advising Asbestos Ban Disregarded by E.P.A. Leaders

May 9, 2019

Internal memos from Environmental Protection Agency scientists and lawyers recommending an outright ban of asbestos in the United States were disregarded by E.P.A. senior officials, The New York Times reports.

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Australian Woman Contracts Mesothelioma After Breathing in Asbestos At Work

Australian Mesothelioma Patient: ‘Why Aren't We Doing More to Prevent This?”

May 6, 2019

Sandie Foreman was working as a makeup artist and hairdresser in Australia when she was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2016, despite not having ever worked directly with asbestos-containing materials or in an at-risk industry.

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EPA denies petition to expand asbestos reporting obligations

EPA denies petition to expand asbestos reporting obligations

May 2, 2019

A petition asking for the expansion of asbestos reporting obligations under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has been denied by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Asbestos-Related Deaths Not Declining as Expected

Asbestos-Related Deaths Not Declining as Expected

April 25, 2019

Asbestos was formally banned in Canada in 2018, but the abundance of the carcinogenic material and an extended latency period between exposure and contracting such

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New U.S. Asbestos Regulation Imposed by EPA, Critics Say Rule Falls Short

New EPA Asbestos Regulation Imposed, Critics Say Rule Falls Short

April 18, 2019

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a new asbestos regulation designed to close loopholes in a 30-year-old law that was preventing the agency from restricting the sale of certain products containing the deadly mineral.

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Asbestos still killing 5,000 Britons each year, 20 years after ban

Asbestos still killing 5,000 Britons each year, 20 years after ban

April 11, 2019

Two decades after banning asbestos in England, the toxic mineral continues to kill thousands of Britons every year, a new report released by the UK’s Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

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