The Weekly: Banning of cancer-causing asbestos, link between alcohol and cancer in women, and more

Published on April 8, 2022

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EPA proposes “historic” plan to ban cancer-causing asbestos

TUESDAY, April 5 (Axios) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed to ban chrysotile asbestos, a known deadly carcinogen.

The big picture: Asbestos exposure is linked to nearly 40,000 deaths in the U.S. every year and 255,000 worldwide, according to the American Public Health Association.

Asbestos has been banned in at least 70 countries around the world. “Asbestos causes mesothelioma and cancer of the lung, larynx, and ovary, in addition to pleural diseases such as asbestosis; it is also strongly associated with cancer of the pharynx, stomach cancer, and colorectal cancer,” the APHA writes.

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