Kelly Wasson

Kelly Wasson

Asbestos 2021: What Is New?

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In this dark time of pandemic and politics, the new year holds promise of change. Or does it?

On Christmas Eve, Business Wire reported that the Final Risk Evaluation for Asbestos, Part 1: Chrysotile Asbestos was condemned by the ADAO (Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization) as being incomplete and disappointing. The ADAO suggests that the EPA has created a sleight-of-hand by pushing the issue four years down the road as opposed to addressing the situation with finality. Essentially, the ADAO claims that the EPA has delayed removing the threat of asbestos. Read the complete article here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201231005039/en/ADAO-Condemns-EPA-for-Its-Incomplete-and-Weak-Risk-Evaluation-for-Asbestos-Citing-It-Ignores-Public-Health-Experts-and-Its-Own-Science-Advisors

Who is the ADAO? What do they do? The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization began from a common experience shared by both founders – asbestos-related deaths of loved ones. The organization leads in education, advocacy, and community. According to the website, the organization works both nationally and internationally. Learn more about the organization at:  https://www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org/

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral. While it is no longer mined in the United States, it continues to be imported and used in everyday products. One such example is talc powder – a quite common bathroom staple. Read the most updated report from the Sage Publication Journals here:  https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1178630220976558

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