The USEPA has proposed a ban of ongoing uses of chrysotile.
If finalized, this will protect American workers and families by prohibiting ongoing uses of the only known form of asbestos currently imported into the USA.
An unreasonable risk human health was identified in a in the December 2020 chrysotile asbestos risk evaluation.
The proposed rule would prohibit manufacture (including import), processing, distribution in commerce, and commercial use of chrysotile.
It is under Section 6(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the first-ever risk management rule issued under the new process for addressing the safety of existing chemicals.