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 Post subject: Asbestos is back
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:34 pm 
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The EPA has opened the door to the use of asbestos in U.S. manufacturing. According to the section starting at page 258 of this document, when assessing the risk of asbestos use, the "EPA does not plan to evaluate emission pathways to ambient air from commercial or industrial stationary sources or associated inhalation exposure of the general population." In addition, "EPA does not expect to include [the drinking water exposure] pathway in the risk evaluation for asbestos." And for its third act, "EPA does not expect to include [the ambient water] pathway in the risk evaluation."

It turns out, by the way, that the world's largest supplier of asbestos is a Russian company called Uralasbest. I'm sure that's just a coincidence. --Bob

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Bob78164 wrote:
The EPA has opened the door to the use of asbestos in U.S. manufacturing. According to the section starting at page 258 of this document, when assessing the risk of asbestos use, the "EPA does not plan to evaluate emission pathways to ambient air from commercial or industrial stationary sources or associated inhalation exposure of the general population." In addition, "EPA does not expect to include [the drinking water exposure] pathway in the risk evaluation for asbestos." And for its third act, "EPA does not expect to include [the ambient water] pathway in the risk evaluation."

It turns out, by the way, that the world's largest supplier of asbestos is a Russian company called Uralasbest. I'm sure that's just a coincidence. --Bob

Who are selling asbestos with trump's photo on it:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/11/asbestos-trump-face-seal-uralasbest-russia

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Several years ago, when I made the mistake of thinking it was possible for someone my age to start a career as a paralegal, I had a temp job in a law firm that specialized in asbestos cases. Most of their clients were older people who had worked back when asbestos use was common. It looks like they may soon start getting a younger clientele.


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There is more than one kind of asbestos

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themanintheseersuckersuit wrote:
There is more than one kind of asbestos
Perhaps. But they're all high-risk carcinogens. --Bob

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elwoodblues wrote:
Several years ago, when I made the mistake of thinking it was possible for someone my age to start a career as a paralegal, I had a temp job in a law firm that specialized in asbestos cases. Most of their clients were older people who had worked back when asbestos use was common. It looks like they may soon start getting a younger clientele.


And who says Donald Trump can't create jobs...

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