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EPA Settles With Health Groups Over Asbestos Analysis (1)

Oct. 13, 2021, 10:25 PMUpdated: Oct. 13, 2021, 11:03 PM

The EPA has agreed to study the risks of asbestos exposure as part of an agreement with health groups that sued over its allegedly inadequate review, according to a Wednesday filing in a California federal court.

The Environmental Protection Agency will expand its ongoing asbestos risk evaluation to include a review of all the cancer and non-cancer diseases linked to exposure, according to the settlement filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

The agency will also include an assessment of the risks due to inhalation, ingestion, and dermal contact with asbestos, and study the risks ...

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