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ACC and chlor-alkali industry attempting to thwart potential asbestos ban

25 Oct 2016 by under News

Obama signs bill 100x100 ACC and chlor alkali industry attempting to thwart potential asbestos banLinda Reinstein, CEO and President of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (), has seen significant progress made in the fight to ban dangerous asbestos in the United States. This year alone, President Barack Obama made history by changing the future of chemical exposure by signing into effect the Frank. R Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act, amending the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the first time since 1976.

However, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set to make its first 10 choices in December as to which chemicals it will take into evaluation, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) is desperate to protect asbestos from potential bans. (more…)