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Toward an Asbestos Ban in the United States

by Richard A. Lemen 1,2,3 and Philip J. Landrigan 3,4,5,*
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (retired), Washington, DC 20024, USA
Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health of the Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Collegium Ramazzini, Castello di Bentivoglio via Saliceto, Bentivoglio, 340010 Bologna, Italy
Environmental Medicine and Public, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 1 Gustave L. Levy Pl, New York, NY 10029, USA
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1090 Tusculum Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226-1988, USA
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(11), 1302;
Received: 16 August 2017 / Revised: 28 September 2017 / Accepted: 8 October 2017 / Published: 26 October 2017
Many developed countries have banned the use of asbestos, but not the United States. There have, however, been multiple efforts in the US to establish strict exposure standards, to limit asbestos use, and to seek compensation through the courts for asbestos-injured workers’ In consequence of these efforts, asbestos use has declined dramatically, despite the absence of a legally mandated ban. This manuscript presents a historical review of these efforts. View Full-Text
Keywords: asbestos; regualtion; mesothelioma asbestos; regualtion; mesothelioma
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Lemen, R.A.; Landrigan, P.J. Toward an Asbestos Ban in the United States. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 1302.

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