Asbestos Even though it has experienced a steady demise over the past few decades, asbestos isn't quite dead yet. Environmental activists now claim SNUR will allow chemical companies to manufacture products potentially containing harmful substances like asbestos without external oversight. On June 1st, the EPA authorized a new rule called SNUR which allows products containing asbestos to be made on a case-by-case basis. As asbestos causes several diseases, estimations of its death toll vary widely.
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