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September 20, 2022

US ATTORNEY GENERALS RAISE DOUBTS OVER THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY'S POWER TO BAN ASBESTOS

In a joint document, 12 Republican attorney generals (AGs) of the United States have stated that a June 30 Supreme Court ruling limits the Environment Protection Agency's (EPA) power to ban substances such as chrysotile asbestos under the Toxic Substance Control Act, which was reformed in 2016.

 

THE CHRYSOTILE INDUSTRY CREATED A RESPONSIBLE-USE PROGRAM THAT IS BASED
ON THE CONTROLLED-USE APPROACH TO REGULATING CHRYSOTILE

 

 

The chrysotile fibre is encapsulated in a matrix of cement or resin, preventing the release of fibres.
 
More than 90% of chrysotile is used in the construction of buildings in fiber cement and in the making of construction materials.
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