‘Insidious’ — The Stunning Deadly Truth About Asbestos Use In The U.S.

After Donald Trump eased regulations on the use asbestos Russian exporters have decorated their shipping wrapping with an image of Trump. Seems an appropriate warning, should anyone pay attention.

Poster child for a broken regulatory process.

PBS News Hour (3/13/19)

Asbestos is no longer ubiquitous in building materials, and since it’s proven to cause cancer, many Americans likely assumed the substance had been banned entirely. But not only is asbestos a naturally occurring mineral, it is also still used to make some household products. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on “broken” U.S. regulation and why we continue to import the carcinogen.

Link to 10-Minute Video