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EPA Proposes Ban on Asbestos Uses and Imports


In what could be a landmark move, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed banning the importation and use of chrysotile asbestos. Announced on April 5, 2022, the ban would have sweeping ramifications across several industries. It would also send a clear message that the United States is ready to take its most decisive stand » Read More

Does Asbestos at Superfund Sites Still Pose a Threat?


Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral found in the ground. There are six types of asbestos, a fibrous silicate mineral that produces long, thin crystalline fibers in large deposits, and they are often found as contaminates in minerals, such as vermiculite and talc. Asbestos’ ability to resist heat, electricity, and corrosion made it an ideal » Read More

Can Beauty Products Have Traces of Asbestos?


Talc is a popular ingredient in many types of makeup, including children’s play makeup and powders. Talcum powder is produced from the mineral talc, which contains magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. This mineral helps reduce moisture and prevent chaffing, which has made it a common ingredient in a variety of healthcare and beauty products. Pure talc » Read More

What Occupations Have a High Risk of Asbestos Exposure?


Asbestos exposure can happen anywhere. Children have been exposed at school. Spouses have been exposed secondhand, and workers have been exposed at their jobs. Experts agree that there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos for humans. Asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma, a rare cancer that can take years or even » Read More

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