Editorial: MAGA – Making Asbestos Great Again?

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STAR-LEDGER – Asbestos, which most people falsely assume has already been banned, still causes thousands of deaths a year. A study last year found nearly 40,000 Americans die annually from diseases related to its exposure – more than gun violence or traffic accidents.

Government regulators seemed poised to ban it for good. Then President Trump got elected. Our safety now rests in the delicate hands of a man who’s called routine vaccinations dangerous, and heavily restricted asbestos “100 percent safe.” Rest easy, kids …

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