Advocates demand asbestos ban

I would have thought that asbestos is already banned in the US.

Public advocates Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) and the John McNamara Foundation formed a committee early this month that calls on legislators to eliminate manufacture and use of asbestos in America.

ADAO said that recent product testing confirmed asbestos is still found in US consumer products including toys.

Asbestos went from being a miracle product to a serial killer which makes this legislation long overdue, but now is the time to ban asbestos in America.

Aren’t these consumer products that contain asbestos (and lead) mostly imported? I’m in for banning asbestos but if we are slacking in controlling imported materials that could contain toxic substances, banning it will probably not be of any help either.



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