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Asbestos Informational and Neg

Asbestos Informational and Neg

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Negative/Generic against the case Ban Asbestos Imports
Negative/Generic against the case Ban Asbestos Imports

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Monday, May 17, 2010
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.Asbestos 1................................................................................................................................................1 2.Asbestos 2................................................................................................................................................1 3.Mobile phones kill more people than asbestos........................................................................................2 4.Asbestos is used in 3,000 products..........................................................................................................2 5.Being a pedestrian is more dangerous than Asbestos..............................................................................2 6.Asbestos is not banned.............................................................................................................................3 7.A cure for asbestos cancer has been found..............................................................................................3 8.Cancer risk ridiculously low....................................................................................................................3 9.Risk over estimated two decades ago......................................................................................................3
InformationalAsbestos 1
no date was given, The EPA, "Asbestos", http://www.epa.gov/asbestos/pubs/help.html 
Asbestos is the name given to a number of naturally occurring fibrous minerals with high tensilestrength, the ability to be woven, and resistance to heat and most chemicals. Because of these properties,asbestos fibers have been used in a wide range of manufactured goods, including roofing shingles,ceiling and floor tiles, paper and cement products, textiles, coatings, and friction products such asautomobile clutch, brake and transmission parts. The Toxic Substances Control Act defines asbestos asthe asbestiform varieties of: chrysotile (serpentine); crocidolite (riebeckite); amosite(cummingtonite/grunerite); anthophyllite; tremolite; and actinolite.
InformationalAsbestos 2
no date given, Wikipedia online dictionary, "Asbestos",http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asbestos
Asbestos (from Greek meaning "unquenchable") is a set of six naturally occurring silicate mineralsexploited commercially for their desirable physical properties. They all have in common their asbestiform habit, long, (1:20) thin fibrous crystals . The inhalation of asbestos fibres can cause seriousillnesses, including malignant lung cancer mesothelioma (a rare malignant neoplasm stronglyassociated with exposure to asbestos), and asbestosis (a type of ).Since January 1, 2005 the EuropeanUnion has banned all types of utilization of asbestos and extraction, manufacture and processing of asbestos products.
Significance
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Mobile phones kill more people than asbestos
Vini Khurana (PhD, MBBS, BSc(Med), FRACS), March 30, 2008, The Indipendant, "Mobile phones'more dangerous than smoking'",http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/mobile-phones-more-dangerous-than-smoking-802602.html 
Mobile phones could kill far more people than smoking or asbestos, a study by an award-winning cancer expert has concluded. He says people should avoid using them wherever possible and that governmentsand the mobile phone industry must take "immediate steps" to reduce exposure to their radiation.
SignificanceAsbestos is used in 3,000 products
 December 15, 2009, Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Center, "Asbestos Cancer",http://www.maacenter.org/asbestos/cancer.php
Studies estimate that approximately 3,000 different types of commercial products include asbestos. Inand of itself, the mineral is not harmful, as long as it's intact. However, when the asbestos in these products is damaged and the fibers become airborne, concerns begin to arise.
SignificanceBeing a pedestrian is more dangerous than Asbestos
1997, Shukutoku University, Saitama, Japan, "APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY", VOL. 11,http://www.ky.hum.titech.ac.jp/kimihiko/articles/yamagishi(1997)_acp.pdf 
Finally, concerning the asbestos example, the following may be an implication: presenting the risk to the public by teaching the 1/100,000 premature death rate may be misleading, because such informationmay trigger different impacts depending on equivalent but superficially different methods of  presentation (e.g., 100/10,000,000 or 0.001/100). Yet, the risk could be presented as a comparison in probabilities of premature deaths due to being a pedestrian hit by a car, tobacco smoking, diagnostic X-rays, bicycling, lightning, and asbestos in school buildings. An effective risk communication may beachieved by saying that the probabilities of premature deaths due to these risks follow a descendentorder. That way, lay people and policy makers might ask themselves whether they should pour millionsof dollars into a risk, such as asbestos, that is less dangerous than being a pedestrian or bicycling.
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Asbestos is not banned
 December 15 2009., Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Center, "Asbestos Cancer",http://www.maacenter.org/asbestos/cancer.php
Contrary to what many people believe, asbestos is not and has never been banned in the United States.In 1976, Congress passed a law to regulate toxic substances (known as the Toxic Substances ControlAct) but a total ban was not suggested. In 1989, the Environmental Protection Agency finalizedregulations to ban asbestos under the aforementioned act, but two years later, a New Orleans circuitcourt of appeal overturned the regulation. The result was that new uses of the dangerous mineral were banned but old ones remained.
SolvencyA cure for asbestos cancer has been found
 Robert Preidt (is an Ontario-based writer and photographer with 20 years' newspaper and magazineexperience. His news stories, features and photographs, which have won numerous awards, haveappeared in the Toronto Star, the Medical Post and Family Practice magazine.), March 4, 2010,Medicine.Net, "Vaccine for Asbestos-Related Cancer Looks Safe",http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=114118
An investigational vaccine for the asbestos-related cancer is safe, according to a new study. Researchersin the Netherlands tested the vaccine -- which infuses a patient's own dendritic cells with antigen fromthe patient's tumor -- on 10 patients and found that it induced an immune T-cell response againstmesothelioma tumors.
HarmsCancer risk ridiculously low.
 No date given, No Floride.com, ", Citizens for Safer Drinking Water",http://www.nofluoride.com/asbestos.cfm
A person who spends a career inside a building rich with asbestos materials is more likely to die of alightning bolt, a bee sting or a toothpick lodged in the throat than an asbestos-related cancer.
HarmsRisk over estimated two decades ago
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