As part of US EPA mission to protect human health & the environment, the agency has completed a final risk evaluation for asbestos
Chrysotile asbestos is the only form of asbestos known to be imported, processed, or distributed for use in the USA.
The agency reviewed 32 conditions of use
EPA found unreasonable risks to human health for uses of chrysotile asbestos.
The agency is moving immediately to risk management for the ongoing chrysotile asbestos use where unreasonable risk was found.
EPA found no unreasonable risks to the environment from any conditions of use.