Eight US Senators Propose Bill to Ban Asbestos

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