Cleaning & Restoration Industry News

AIHA comments on asbestos ban

November 19, 2007
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

The American Industrial Hygiene Association sent a letter to the U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) in response to S. 742, the “Ban Asbestos in America Act of 2007,” a bill that would prohibit the importing, manufacturing, processing, or distributing of products containing asbestos in the United States.

AIHA offers support for the education, study, and research sections of S. 742 and House companion HR 3339, which requires the federal government to conduct additional research on the health effects of various forms of asbestos and education.

“The real question is not whether legislation should be enacted to ban all uses of asbestos, but whether we can determine how to prevent new uses of asbestos from creating a hazard to individuals,” said AIHA President Donald J. Hart, PhD, CIH. AIHA believes that if a ban is the only way to control exposure to new uses of asbestos, then this is a decision that is best left to policymakers and regulators.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to i Cleaning Specialist Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

The 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

A look in photos at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition, which was held from April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa in Frisco, Texas.


Arguably, sending out a client newsletter is the No. 1 key to a reliable cleaning business. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun covers the true value of mail newsletters, how to send them, how often to send them and more.
More Podcasts

ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine


2014 October

The October issue of ICS features stories on the 2015 ICE Expo, differentiation, deodorizing, upholstery cleaning, facebook advertising, up-selling, rug cleaning, the rug tour, and cool products.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Janitorial Work

In addition to residential and commercial carpet cleaning, do you do any janitorial work on the side?
View Results Poll Archive


The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

Don’t worry about the recession or about your competition.  Now you can be the owner of over 400 ways for carpet cleaning professionals to make more money and get more jobs!

More Products


Director_Buyer.jpgThe premier resource and reference guide for the cleaning and restoration industries.

Click here to view


facebook_40.png twitter_40px.png youtube_40px.pngcrc logo


Truckmount.jpgEquipment listings and specifications from the leading industry manufacturers.

Click here to view