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July 11, 2018 - Environmental Working Group

Russian Asbestos Giant Praises Trump Administration Actions to Keep Deadly Carcinogen Legal

Russian Asbestos Giant Praises Trump Administration Actions to Keep Deadly Carcinogen Legal

WASHINGTON – One of the world’s biggest producers of asbestos, a Russian company with ties to Vladimir Putin, is praising President Trump for allowing asbestos to remain legal in the U.S.

The company’s applause for Trump comes as Russia is poised to become the leading importer to the U.S. of asbestos, which causes diseases that kill an estimated 15,000 Americans a year.

GruntVegan: More than 80% of mesothelioma cases are caused by exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that develops from the thin layer of tissue that covers many of the internal organs (known as the mesothelium).

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