Asbestos takes the lives of 40,000 Americans each year. There are no known safe levels of exposure to this deadly substance. While many Americans may assume that our government has already taken sufficient action to protect us from asbestos, they have not. In fact, asbestos is one of the biggest examples of how the federal government has failed to protect us from toxic chemicals.
Today the U.S. EPA issued a final rule on asbestos that adds four categories of products to a Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) proposed in June 2018.
What we don’t know about chemicals CAN hurt us.