- 9th January 2018
- Posted by: mds
- Category: Uncategorised
In the USA, many people have been fighting to improve asbestos regulations, but have so far been unable to see the deadly material completely banned. However, a recent move by eight democrats to tighten up legislation surrounding asbestos, could pave the way to ban asbestos altogether. They’ve proposed a new bill to be put in place to finally tackle America’s asbestos problem.
The proposed bill, named after Alan Reinstein, who died from mesothelioma in 2006, aims to:
- Restrict its use within 18 months
- Ban the manufacture, use and distribution within a year
- Have cases of asbestos exposure acknowledged, assessed and identified
Linda, the widow of Alan Reinstein, and co-founder of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), has welcomed the proposed ban. Although there is likely a long road ahead in the US to see the complete ban of asbestos, this move signals a positive shift towards stricter regulations to control future exposure to asbestos.
For the full report, head to: https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?id=A3B14AFF-7679-4CAA-84EE-D5B26914E956