EPA Finalizes Asbestos Ban, Enhancing Public Health Protection

The EPA today finalized a rule to prohibit the ongoing use of chrysotile asbestos, the last form of asbestos used in the U.S., enhancing public health and marking a significant milestone under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) amendments. This decisive action reflects the Biden-Harris Administration’s dedication to cancer prevention and chemical safety, aligning with global standards on asbestos use.

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