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Firms Don’t Have to Provide More Asbestos Use Data, EPA Says (1)

Jan. 3, 2019, 7:20 PMUpdated: Jan. 3, 2019, 10:31 PM

The EPA has denied a request to require companies to report more information about their imports of asbestos or asbestos-containing products.

The Environmental Protection Agency already has enough information about asbestos imports to evaluate the health risks the cancer-causing mineral poses, it said in a recent response to environmental and health groups.

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), the American Public Health Association, the Center for Environmental Health, the Environmental Working Group, the Environmental Health Strategy Center, and Safer Chemicals Healthy Families asked the EPA in September to revise its Chemical Data Reporting Rule to collect more information about...

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