Toxins in widespread use excluded from EPA chemical review

CORRECTS DATE TO OCT. 18, 2017 FROM JULY 12, 2017 – In this Oct. 18, 2017, photo, Asbestos Removal Technologies Inc., job superintendent Ryan Laitila, helps forman Megan Eberhart adjust a HEPA high efficiency particulate respirator mask for asbestos abatement in Howell, Mich. Asbestos fibers can become deadly when disturbed in a fire or during remodeling, lodging in the lungs and causing problems including mesothelioma, a form of cancer. The material’s dangers have long been recognized. But a 1989 attempt to ban most asbestos products was overturned by a federal court, and it remains in widespread use. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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