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

FDA: Asbestos Found in Cosmetics in Clair’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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EPA: Residents within 1.5 miles of Willowbrook Sterigenics plant had up to 10 times higher risk of cancer

EPA: Residents within 1.5 miles of Willowbrook Sterigenics plant had up to 10 times higher risk of cancer

June 3, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has concluded that residents living within a mile and a half of the Sterigenics plant in suburban Willowbrook had 10 times the risk of cancer than the agency deems acceptable.

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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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Tighter Ethylene Oxide Emissions Controls Clear Illinois House

Tighter Ethylene Oxide Emissions Controls Clear Illinois House

May 28, 2019

A bill widening the scope of ethylene oxide testing the requiring yearly testing of all ventilation points pass the Illinois House in response to emissions of the toxic chemical from the Sterigenics plant in suburban Willowbrook, which was shut down in February by state officials.

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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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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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Supreme Court rules Navy contractors must warn about asbestos exposure

Supreme Court rules Navy contractors must warn about asbestos exposure

April 8, 2019

Navy contractors have a duty to warn about asbestos exposure in products they know will require asbestos, even if they did not produce the material but knew it would be added later, the Supreme Court

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