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Despite Dramatic Decline in Use, Asbestos Still Legal in U.S.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began its fight to ban asbestos-containing products beginning in 1971. The battle lasted all the way until 1990, with the EPA claiming a partial victory. Today’s strict regulations make it difficult for companies in the U.S. to use “harmful” levels of asbestos. However, according to the EPA, there are  Continue Reading »

Asbestos Production on the Rise in Developing Countries, Russia #1

It is estimated that 55 countries around the world have banned the use of asbestos. Others have imposed strict regulations and safety protocols on the use and eradication of the mineral. Still, at last count there were 193 independent countries on the planet, leaving 138 that have not imposed an all-out ban on asbestos. This  Continue Reading »