EPA is now allowing asbestos back into manufacturing - Archpaper.com


29 bookmarks. First posted by kohlmannj 10 weeks ago.


Sydney Franklin:
<p>According to Fast Company, the EPA’s recently released report detailing its new framework for evaluating the risk of its top prioritized substances states that the agency will “no longer consider the effect or presence of substances in the air, ground, or water in its risk assessments.” 

This news comes after the EPA reviewed its first batch of 10 chemicals under the 2016 amendment to the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which requires the agency to continually reevaluate hundreds of potentially toxic chemicals in lieu of removing them from the market or placing new restrictions on their use. The SNUR greenlights companies to use toxic chemicals like asbestos without consideration about how they will endanger people who are indirectly in contact with them. 

Asbestos was widely used in building insulation up until it was completely banned in most countries in the 1970s. The U.S. severely restricted its use without completely outlawing it. As Fast Company covered, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) revealed in April that asbestos-related deaths now total nearly 40,000 annually, with lung cancer and mesothelioma being the most common illnesses in association with the toxin.</p>

So "no longer consider the effect or presence of substances in the air, ground, or water in its risk assessments": doesn't that mean completely ignoring any effects? This is bizarre.
Asbestos  trump 
7 weeks ago by charlesarthur
That photo of asbestos coming from Russia with Donald Trump's face stamped on it is... something
propaganda  horror 
8 weeks ago by mrled
RT : It’s almost as if someone hell-bent on destroying the United States is pulling the strings in government:
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10 weeks ago by zarkdav
We are moving in the wrong direction in this country.
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10 weeks ago by matthurst
Favorite tweet: AlSweigart

Lets be clear, TRUMP is allowing it to be put back in. The largest exporter of asbestos is the Russian company Uralasbest. They even have Trump's face on their product seals: https://t.co/hzgK4CfHHl

— Al Sweigart (@AlSweigart) August 7, 2018

http://twitter.com/AlSweigart/status/1026896965206831105
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10 weeks ago by tswaterman
Good news everyone! Thanks to the EPA, asbestos is back! (jk jk, this is actually unbelievable & terrible news)
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10 weeks ago by marks
RT : It’s almost as if someone hell-bent on destroying the United States is pulling the strings in government:
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10 weeks ago by garrett
EPA is now allowing asbestos back into manufacturing https://t.co/GZGdURoMNw

— Abraham Williams (@abraham) August 8, 2018
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10 weeks ago by abraham
The gradual dismantlement of all government functions
epa  asbestos  cancer  trump  health  politics  regulation  corruption 
10 weeks ago by nelson
This is great news for american workers. /s
10 weeks ago by mcdan
RT : I've been banging on for years that some idiot would try to rehabilitate asbestos and here we are
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10 weeks ago by kcarruthers
killing future generations to own the libs
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10 weeks ago by matthewog
I really have to hear it, I'm inviting people to show up and tell me how this is possibly a good idea.
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10 weeks ago by kohlmannj
I really have to hear it, I'm inviting people to show up and tell me how this is possibly a good idea.
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10 weeks ago by new299