Asbestos: Are the Risks Acceptable?


The Environmental Protection Agency has labeled asbestos a public-health hazard, and Congress has mandated that the nation's schools clean up hazardous asbestos. Some members now want to extend the asbestos regulations to other commercial and public buildings. But as Congress gets ready to take up the issue, some scientists are questioning whether the material is dangerous enough to warrant spending billions of dollars to remove it.

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