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Health Risks From Asbestos, Talc Get Broader Look by EPA (1)

Dec. 29, 2021, 1:10 PMUpdated: Dec. 29, 2021, 6:38 PM

Draft plans to analyze the health risks posed by multiple types of asbestos, talc, and talc-containing products were releasedfor public comment by the EPA on Wednesday.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s second asbestos risk analysis will examine health risks talc and several types of asbestos might pose to workers and other people, including potential health problems resulting from discontinued uses of the cancer-causing mineral such as its presence in buildings. Comments are due Feb. 14.

The agency also will examine risks people could face if they live near factories or other sites releasing the minerals into the local air or ...