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Thu Aug 9, 2018, 12:49 PM

 

Russia is the Only Country That Exports Asbestos to the US




"OK journos, here's a list of companies in the U.S. who continue to use Chrysotile (asbestos) in their products. Let's make some noise about boycotting these greedy pigs."

Replying to @PuestoLoco and @marcilynflanne3
"Is there a way that a lawsuit could be brought to stop this?"

@PuestoLoco
"This sight tells victims how they can sue. If you want to stop it before you're a victim, I suggest contacting a state attorney general who is not a Russiapublican and ask them if they allow it in the State. California seems to care."

https://www.asbestos.com/companies/

Asbestos Products Manufacturers

"Even with cries to ban the mining and production of asbestos resounding across the world, the industry continues to thrive.
Concerns about the diseases caused by asbestos exposure prompted more than 50 nations — including the entire European Union — to ban or severely restrict asbestos use. Strict U.S. regulations took hold in the 1970s.
Yet countries like Russia, China, Brazil and Kazakhstan still mine and sell massive quantities of the toxic mineral on a global scale.
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"Russia is the only country that sells Asbestos to the US".

What a coincidence..

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Wwcd Aug 9 OP
Sneederbunk Aug 9 #1
Wwcd Aug 9 #3
Historic NY Aug 9 #2
marble falls Aug 9 #4
Gothmog Aug 9 #5
Haggis for Breakfast Aug 9 #6

Response to Wwcd (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 12:54 PM

1. Trump needs asbestos pants since his are often on fire.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 01:03 PM

3. One Russian company seems thrilled with Trump's move on asbestos

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/qz.com/1351489/trumps-asbestos-move-thrills-one-russian-company/amp/

One Russian company seems thrilled with Trump’s move on asbestos

Environmental Working Group surfaced the post and provided a translation from the Russian:

"Donald is on our side! … He supported the head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, who stated that his agency would no longer deal with negative effects potentially derived from products containing asbestos. Donald Trump supported a specialist and called asbestos “100% safe after application.”

Brazil, where the US once got 95% of its asbestos, moved to shut down its asbestos mining industry completely in 2017. But in Russia, asbestos mining has held on.

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Response to Wwcd (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 01:00 PM

2. We need more so, we have more bullshit to get rid of it.

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Thu Aug 9, 2018, 01:09 PM

4. What an amazing co-inky-dink.

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Response to Wwcd (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 05:44 PM

5. From my twitter feed

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Response to Wwcd (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:56 PM

6. I ask only because I don't know

But is there a substitute for asbestos ? If so, what is it ?

I know of several who worked in the NAVY shipyards who experienced mesothelioma due to working with asbestos in ships. NASTY disease.

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