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New Uses of Asbestos Accepted by US Agency

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) EPA has created a framework which could approve "new uses" of asbestos. At the same time, it is limiting research assessing its risk. Although the US had been exploring how to phase out asbestos prior to 2017, the EPA is now considering ‘future uses of asbestos’. It had also considered “refusing” to ban asbestos. During the summer, the EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics proposed a “Significant New Use Rule” (SNUR) for asbestos, having already lessened the rigorous approach taken when evaluating the risks posed by asbestos......

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Asbestos is known to be one of the most dangerous substances to human health; linked to lung cancer and other serious illnesses that can lead to death. Even after the complete asbestos ban in 1999, it is still found at sites and in buildings up and down the country. For this reason, whenever work is carried out it’s important to ensure the correct procedures for the safe removal of asbestos (or any potentially hazardous materials which may contain asbestos) are followed. However, three directors of Stoke-based Alsager Contractors Limited (now liquidated) failed to......

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In one of the strangest or boldest moves in the industry, Russian asbestos company, Uralasbest, is now advertising its products with the face of US President Donald Trump!   Using its social media presence to show off a pallet decorated with Trump's face, the company brought itself and its product to the centre of attention in June, citing the support for asbestos consumption from Trump and his former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt.   The US-based Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organisation associated with human health and the environment, translated the Russian advertisement headline as “Approved by......

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This global brand is known by many for its pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods, including skin care products for adults and babies. Since 1980, JOHNSON’S® Baby Powder was widely used for its numerous beneficial purposes by consumers around the world. Until today, many perceive J&J as an honest and baby-friendly brand which supplies high quality products at affordable price. Nonetheless, women globally began to report J&J products after discovering talcum powder and asbestos in their ovaries. The company was sued by more than 9,000 women who believe that the talcum powder found in Johnsons......

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