ADAO RESPONDS TO NEW USGS REPORT THAT ASBESTOS IMPORTS MORE THAN DOUBLED IN 2018 - ADAO - Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 11, 2019 ADAO RESPONDS TO NEW USGS REPORT THAT ASBESTOS IMPORTS MORE THAN DOUBLED IN 2018 The Chlor-Alkali Industry is Responsible for 100% of Raw Asbestos Imports, Endangering American Lives WASHINGTON, DC – The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent nonprofit dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure through education, advocacy, and …
The EPA has announced the first 10 chemicals it will evaluate for potential risks to human health and the environment under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). And yes, Asbestos made the list. This opens up the opportunity for Asbestos to be banned, and although it may take 3-5 years for that to be realized, it looks as though the US will join 60+ other countries and finally ban Asbestos.
See the EPA press release here: https://www.epa.gov/assessing-and-managing-chemicals-under-tsca/evaluating-risk-existing-chemicals-under-tsca