Asbestos in all forms is deadly. The information being presented by advocates of allowing the use of asbestos in the US is misguided at best and does not accurately reflect the true science behind the deadly asbestos diseases. Our firm represents those who have been injured by deadly asbestos. We see first-hand the destruction this mineral causes. The painful death from mesothelioma and the devastating impact is has on those family members left behind. 55 other countries have instituted a complete ban on importation of raw asbestos and asbestos containing products. Why are we not doing the same? The EPA's proposal is further evidence that our government is allowing big business, lobbyists, and corporate greed take priority over the lives of the men and women who have died, suffered and are currently suffering from preventable asbestos diseases. We urge the EPA to place a complete ban on the use of asbestos in the United States. The proposal ignores medical and scientific data about the hazardous use of asbestos and should not be adopted.
Here's a link to the CBS coverage of the story on the New EPA Proposal to allow the use of certain types of asbestos products vs. an all-out ban on asbestos: https://cbsn.ws/2Ookdgr