Six non-governmental organizations (NGOs) petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to amend the chemical data reporting rule (CDA) in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to require the reporting of asbestos. The petition argues that more information is needed on the cancer-causing mineral to support the ongoing risk evaluation of asbestos because the uses currently identified in the TSCA are “limited, vague and incomplete.” “Without adequate information on ongoing importation and use of asbestos and asbestos-containing products, the risk evaluation will fail to provide a meaningful picture of the threat that asbestos poses to public health, and citizens will be ... Read More
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