Asbestos is illegal in the US, right?
No. Many people are surprised to hear that asbestos is STILL LEGAL in the United States. Can’t be true?
In 1989, the EPA banned asbestos in the US, but in 1991 the 5th circuit Court of Appeals overturned the ruling.
That means that asbestos is still legally coming into the country. Now, no company would knowingly accept asbestos, but how would they know? When ships come into our ports, we don’t check for asbestos, so the raw material comes in and is used unknowingly.
Be sure to always check walls, floors and ceilings before cutting into drywall. Even if your home or office is newer.