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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FDA: Asbestos Found in Claire’s Makeup

FDA: Asbestos Found in Claire’s Makeup

March 8, 2019

Samples of three Claire’s makeup products have tested positive for asbestos and the Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to consumers after the company failed to comply with a recall request.

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Illinois Among Nation’s Leaders in Asbestos Deaths from 1999-2013

Illinois Among Nation’s Leaders in Asbestos Deaths from 1999-2013

November 9, 2018

The state of Illinois landed high on a dubious list of 15 states that combined for over 100,000 asbestos-related deaths during a 15-year period from 1999-2013.

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Asbestos Imports Surge as Carcinogen Remains Legal in US

Asbestos Imports Surge as Carcinogen Remains Legal in US

October 25, 2018

The amount of asbestos imported into the United States increased by nearly 2,000 percent between July and August this year, according to new government data analyzed by Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) and Environmental Working Gro

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Disaster Survivors Face Asbestos Exposure Risks

Disaster Survivors Face Asbestos Exposure Risks

September 25, 2018

Hundreds of survivors and first responders from a deadly fire at Grenfell Tower in London could be at risk of asbestos poisoning and will need to be monitored, a health services official warned.

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The Danger of Asbestos in Schools

Asbestos in Schools: Myth vs. Fact

August 22, 2018

As your children begin a new school year, it can be reassuring to separate fact from myth when it comes to asbestos and schools.

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Asbestos Found in Playskool Crayons, Advocacy Group Claims

Asbestos Found in Playskool Crayons, Advocacy Group Claims

August 9, 2018

A consumer advocacy group is calling on Dollar Tree and other retailers to pull a popular brand of crayons they say contains toxic levels of asbestos, a material found to cause mesothelioma and other deadly types of lung canc

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USDA HQ Workers Voice Concerns About Office Hazards

USDA HQ Workers Voice Concerns About Office Hazards

May 22, 2018

Employees at the USDA Washington headquarters have expressed concerns about being exposed to cancer-causing materials during an office asbestos and lead abatement.

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