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2. Asbestos is Still Legal in the United States

Although the EPA banned many products containing asbestos and required a phase-out of the substance in 1989, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals threw out most of the law in 1991, in favor of the asbestos industry. Although there is significantly less asbestos in the United States than in many other countries, according to Asbestos Nation, some 30 countries have banned the use of asbestos.

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