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Drumpf administration promotes (previously banned) dangerous asbestos in the United States to advance Russian asbestos producer who brands products with Drumpf's face...
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: August 07, 2018 11:36AM
From the department of "you couldn't make this stuff up."

[archpaper.com]

One of the most dangerous construction-related carcinogens is now legally allowed back into U.S. manufacturing under a new rule by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On June 1, the EPA authorized a “SNUR” (Significant New Use Rule) which allows new products containing asbestos to be created on a case-by-case basis.

According to environmental advocates, this new rule gives chemical companies the upper hand in creating new uses for harmful products in the United States. In May, the EPA released a report detailing its new framework for evaluating the risk of its top prioritized substances. The report states that the agency will no longer consider the effect or presence of substances in the air, ground, or water in its risk assessments...


[www.washingtonpost.com]

Asbestos sold by Russian company is branded with the president’s face

A Russian asbestos company that operates a giant mine in the Ural Mountains is marketing its wares with President Trump’s image, according to photos it posted on social media, citing former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt as well as Trump’s outspoken support for the carcinogen.

The company Uralasbest posted photos of the pallets adorned with a seal with Trump’s face in the center on its Facebook page in June.

“Approved by Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States,” the seal read, according to a translation supplied by the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit focused on human health and the environment that flagged the posting.

Asbestos, a fibrous silicate mineral that was used widely in industrial and commercial purposes such as construction in the United States, has fallen out of favor in many applications after a large body of scientific evidence connecting exposure to serious health concerns. Its use is restricted in the United States, though it has never been outright banned, as it has been in at least 60 other countries.

But Trump has long expressed skepticism about its potential health effects after it is applied. In his 1997 book, “The Art of the Comeback,” he wrote that he believed that anti-asbestos efforts were “led by the mob.” In 2012, he tweeted that the World Trade Center would not have burned down had asbestos, which is known for fire-resistant properties, not been removed from the towers.

...The World Health Organization notes that “all types of asbestos cause lung cancer, mesothelioma, cancer of the larynx and ovary, and asbestosis,” saying exposure results from inhaling airborne fibers in working environments, air near factories that handle asbestos or air in buildings that contain decaying asbestos materials. The group says that one of the most efficient ways “to eliminate asbestos-related diseases is to stop the use of all types of asbestos.”




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Re: Drumpf administration promotes (previously banned) dangerous asbestos in the United States to advance Russian asbestos producer who brands products with Drumpf's face...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 07, 2018 03:05PM
....he really is a disgusting person and his true disgustingness keeps oozing out......



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I reject your reality and substitute my own!
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Re: Drumpf administration promotes (previously banned) dangerous asbestos in the United States to advance Russian asbestos producer who brands products with Drumpf's face...
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: August 07, 2018 03:26PM
I hope the Republicans figure out this will eventually play into the hated lawyer's hands.
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Re: Drumpf administration promotes (previously banned) dangerous asbestos in the United States to advance Russian asbestos producer who brands products with Drumpf's face...
Posted by: steve...
Date: August 07, 2018 06:29PM
Wonder if Trumpo is getting paid for his endorsement.




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Re: Drumpf administration promotes (previously banned) dangerous asbestos in the United States to advance Russian asbestos producer who brands products with Drumpf's face...
Posted by: AllGold
Date: August 07, 2018 09:48PM
In addition to Trump and Scott Pruitt being pieces of censored smiley...

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Sarcany
But Trump has long expressed skepticism about its potential health effects ... In 2012, he tweeted that the World Trade Center would not have burned down had asbestos, which is known for fire-resistant properties, not been removed from the towers.

He is also a spectacular dumbass.



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Re: Drumpf administration promotes (previously banned) dangerous asbestos in the United States to advance Russian asbestos producer who brands products with Drumpf's face...
Posted by: gabester
Date: August 08, 2018 12:07AM
If it's science, these guys hate it.
Reality is eventually going to kick them all SO hard... unfortunately it seems there are going to be a LOT of innocent victims along the way.
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Re: Drumpf administration promotes (previously banned) dangerous asbestos in the United States to advance Russian asbestos producer who brands products with Drumpf's face...
Posted by: JoeH
Date: August 08, 2018 02:58AM
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gabester
If it's science, these guys hate it.
Reality is eventually going to kick them all SO hard... unfortunately it seems there are going to be a LOT of innocent victims along the way.
g=

And 45 who has been insulated from reality by his money and connections all of his life probably is going to not suffer any consequences. Just like he has managed to for the previous half a dozen decades.
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Re: Drumpf administration promotes (previously banned) dangerous asbestos in the United States to advance Russian asbestos producer who brands products with Drumpf's face...
Posted by: Acer
Date: August 08, 2018 10:03PM
Remember, children, one of the bricks in the conservative Golden Path is tort reform. That is, preventing money-grubbing cancer victims from shaking down our corporate friends.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/08/2018 10:05PM by Acer.
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