Bloomberg Law
March 30, 2020, 11:22 PM

Asbestos Too Great a Health Risk to Workers, Consumers: EPA

Pat Rizzuto
Pat Rizzuto

Industrial workers and consumers are among the people who face too much risk of cancer or lung disease if they inhale asbestos, the EPA said in a draft analysis released Monday that contradicts what some industry officials have told the agency.

The Environmental Protection Agency said asbestos and asbestos-containing products is used in six different ways by the chemical, oilfield, and other industries, as well as consumers. All six uses posed too great a risk of causing lung cancer or mesothelioma, the agency said.

Among the too-highly-exposed people are individuals using asbestos-containing parts to fix imported car brakes and ...