‘Public Health Victory,’ EPA to Address Deadly Legacy Asbestos

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OAKLAND, CA – The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent nonprofit dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure, today announced it had reached two landmark legal settlements with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that strengthen and broaden its work to evaluate the health risks of asbestos under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 

The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) joined ADAO’s suit and settlements together with the American Public Health Association (APHA), Environmental Information Association (EIA), Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families (SCHF), and Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG).

“This is a public health victory. Millions of people have suffered from lung damage due to asbestos exposure, even as we continue to confront a global pandemic that threatens our ability to breathe,” said Michael Green, CEO of CEH. “It’s long past time to ban deadly asbestos, which has killed so many people already.”



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