We are facing a moment of truth on asbestos, a known carcinogen, in this country. On October 18, Johnson & Johnson announced that more than 30,000 baby powder products would be recalled because of potential asbestos contamination. Three days earlier on October 15, two former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrators urged Congress to take action on banning asbestos because they know the current EPA will not. Administrators William K. Reilly, appointed by George H.W. Bush in 1989, and Gina McCarthy, appointed by Barack Obama in 2013, penned an op-ed for The New York Times pushing the United States to join nearly 70 other countries by banning asbestos.
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