Critics renew call for Congress to ban asbestos after EPA review

May 28, 2020
Environmentalists and other groups are renewing their calls for Congress to ban asbestos because EPA’s draft evaluation of the substance -- which is slated for review early next month -- fails to adequately asses the minerals’ risks and will not result in adequate regulation, they charged during a May 28 press conference. EPA’s “discredited” approach under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to the asbestos risk assessment is “a giant step backward from the high quality science in previous assessments,...

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