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EWG research showed that 10,000 people die each year of asbestos-related diseases and unearthed documents showing that corporate executives concealed for decades the dangers of making or handling asbestos-containing materials.

Friday, September 21, 2018

EWG News Roundup (9/21): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency has failed to take the required and necessary steps under federal law to protect children from the dangers of asbestos exposure in the nation’s public and private schools, the agency’s internal watchdog said today.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Will a vote for Brett Kavanaugh for the critical swing seat on the Supreme Court be a vote to keep asbestos legal?

Photo courtesy of Alex Brandon via AP Photo

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Attached are EWG's comments on EPA’s problem formulation for the risk evaluation of asbestos.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Today American Oversight and the Environmental Working Group petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency for release of documents detailing contacts between former EPA chief Scott Pruitt and the chemical industry ahead of the agency’s decision to exclude major sources of exposure when evaluating the health risks of asbestos and three other highly toxic chemicals.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A Russian asbestos company is lavishing praise on Donald Trump and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

One of the world’s biggest producers of asbestos, a Russian company with ties to Vladimir Putin, is praising President Trump for allowing asbestos to remain legal in the U.S.  

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Today the Environmental Protection Agency released documents indicating it will dramatically scale back its safety evaluations for 10 chemicals under the revamped Toxic Substances Control Act

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

More than 60 nations have banned all uses of asbestos. Shockingly, the U.S. isn’t one of them. The nation’s new toxics law gives the Environmental Protection Agency the power to completely ban the notorious killer, but the chemical industry is pushing for continued exemptions for some uses.

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Monday, February 26, 2018

The full-page ad on the back of this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue is supposed to be funny.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Public interest and government watchdog groups have petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency for all its communications with the chemical industry on the fate of asbestos under the new federal chemicals law.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A rash of product recalls, government warning notices and contaminated cosmetics may finally push Congress to give our broken cosmetics law a makeover.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

EWG News Roundup (2/9): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Today EWG praised legislation introduced by Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., that would mandate warnings for cosmetics marketed to children that might contain asbestos.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

When asbestos is found in products children put on their bodies, enough is enough. 

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Seat belts. Two pilots in every cockpit. Cribs that don’t strangle infants. These federal rules, and many others, have saved a lot of lives over the years. In the process they’ve made American consumer products better and given customers more confidence in their purchases.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Last year, former President Barack Obama signed an update to the federal Toxic Substances Control Act into law, finally giving the EPA authority to ban asbestos use and importation. The agency is moving full steam ahead. But this progress could be stalled if Scott Pruitt, President Trump's nominee to head the EPA, is confirmed by the Senate.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Our next president thinks asbestos – a carcinogen that kills up to 15,000 Americans a year, with no safe level of exposure – "got a bum rap."

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The nation’s new chemical safety law promises to give the Environmental Protection Agency expanded authority to regulate hazardous chemicals in consumer products. But of the tens of thousands of chemicals on the market, most never tested for safety, which should the EPA tackle first?
 

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Your kids spend most of the day at school, and you may be surprised at what they could be breathing in their classrooms, cafeterias, hallways and gymnasiums: deadly asbestos fibers.

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