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EPA Proclaims Final Rule to Ban Ongoing Uses of Chrysotile Asbestos

CTSI provides industrial hygiene, material, and indoor environmental quality testing, consulting, and training services to identify asbestos exposure risks to protect people and help companies comply with health and safety regulations.

New York, NY – WEBWIRE

Chrysotile and the other forms of asbestos were used for decades in countless products, including many building materials.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a final rule to prohibit ongoing uses of chrysotile asbestos. The ban on ongoing uses is the first rule to be finalized under the 2016 amendments to the nation’s chemical safety law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Chrysotile asbestos is the only form of asbestos known to be imported, processed, or distributed for use in the United States in recent years. It can be found in various products, including asbestos diaphragms, sheet gaskets, brake blocks, aftermarket automotive brakes/linings, other vehicle friction products, and other gaskets, according to the EPA announcement. The agency has set compliance deadlines to transition away from each use of chrysotile asbestos, which are as soon as is practicable for each use while also providing a reasonable transition period.

“Asbestos is known to cause asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma, ovarian cancer and laryngeal cancer,” said Frank Selamie, President of CTSI. “In fact, EPA warns it is linked to more than 40,000 deaths each year in just the United States. Chrysotile and the other forms of asbestos were used for decades in countless products, including many building materials. These items, found in residential, commercial, and institutional properties still pose a risk if the asbestos fibers in them become airborne.”

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