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Asbestos March 4, 2021 MAAC Staff
EPA Prepares for Asbestos Risk Management

EPA Prepares for Asbestos Risk Management

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been studying the current risks of asbestos to the public and environment. It focused on chrysotile asbestos, in…

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Asbestos February 18, 2021 MAAC Staff
Independent Testing Shows Nearly 15% of Makeup Products Tested Contain Asbestos

Independent Testing Shows Nearly 15% of Makeup Products Tested Contain Asbestos

Talc-based cosmetics often appear in news related to asbestos contamination. Consumers could be exposed to asbestos when using contaminated blush, eyeshadow and other talc…

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Asbestos January 28, 2021 MAAC Staff
Chrysotile Asbestos Risk

EPA Confirms All Six Current Asbestos Uses Are a Health Risk

At the end of 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Final Risk Evaluation for Asbestos, Part 1: Chrysotile Asbestos. The evaluation looked…

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Asbestos January 21, 2021 MAAC Staff
Pennsylvania School Empty Classroom

Pennsylvania Students Put at Risk After Asbestos Contamination Cover-up

Officials at a Pennsylvania school district were notified of asbestos and lead contamination in several schools. The district’s officials did not clean up the…

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Asbestos January 5, 2021 MAAC Staff
Asbestos on Beaches

Dangers From Asbestos Debris on Beaches

Asbestos can end up on beaches after a hurricane, flood or other natural disasters. Severe weather can damage asbestos-containing structures and create asbestos debris.…

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Asbestos December 17, 2020 MAAC Staff
COVID-19 Mask for Libby Asbestos Risk

Libby, Montana Residents Face Unique COVID-19 Challenges

As coronavirus cases increase in the United States, Libby, MT faces a unique challenge. Many Libby residents are at high risk of COVID-19 health…

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Asbestos December 10, 2020 MAAC Staff
Burnt Asbestos Building from Wildfire

U.S. Wildfires Raise Asbestos Concerns

State officials in the western United States are concerned recent wildfires may create an asbestos risk. Wildfires continue to destroy old buildings and homes,…

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Asbestos October 8, 2020 MAAC Staff
EPA Draft Risk Evaluation for Asbestos

Concerns Arise About the EPA’s Draft Risk Evaluation for Asbestos

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Draft Risk Evaluation for Asbestos. As part of its preliminary evaluation, the EPA assessed the risks to…

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