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Nov. 12 - When Asbestos is Disturbed, so are Human Lives (US TSCA)

Posted Date: 
Monday, November 12, 2007

An article on LawyersandSettlements.com on asbestos related amendments to TSCA:

In later years, as lawsuits pushed asbestos onto the front pages, there has been a push to remove asbestos from buildings. However, the latter has resulted in a second wave of exposure: in the same way as workers manufacturing, and installing asbestos were exposed decades ago, workers exposed to asbestos during removal face similar risks, as asbestos poses the most risk when it is disturbed.

An amendment to the Toxic Substances Control Act to reduce the health risks posed by asbestos-containing materials and products having asbestos-containing material, was voted on and passed by the Senate early last month, but awaits approval in the House of Representatives, and ultimately Presidential Approval.

See the full article for more information.

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