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Squidboy June 8th, 2018 11:34am

Asbestos kills an estimated 100,000 people per year. Russia produces more asbestos than all other countries combined. Should the US resume use of asbestos in residential building materials?

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
06/08/18 9:46 am

We even have a town named Asbest (asbestos in Russia). It is the backbone of that town.

Asbestos is everywhere in Russia.

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
06/08/18 6:50 am

Absolutely not. I don’t see how this would even be debatable knowing all we know today. But if anybody wants to take a pro-asbestos stance, I’ll read to what you have to say and engage if your argument is compelling enough lol

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commonman1 Peace
06/08/18 6:30 am

I can’t believe it’s still being used.

STONEYTJONES Indiana
06/08/18 5:25 am

There is no ban on asbestos in the US.

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
06/08/18 6:49 am

It essentially is, just not technically. After getting banned in the past, it got overturned because of the EPA’s obligation to implement the “least burdensome” method to achieve environmental health. So today, while not actually banned, asbestos is so heavily regulated that construction companies don’t bother trying to obtain and use asbestos materials.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
06/08/18 7:32 am

Never said there was a ban. Would you like some in your house?

phalnx Ohio
06/08/18 8:11 am

I have asbestos siding. It works really well, and never has to be redone...it's been up probably since the '50's.

phalnx Ohio
06/08/18 8:30 am

Right. The only time asbestos is dangerous is when it's in airborne particle form. Asbestos siding is very solid...it's almost like rock.