There are currently several bills in existence that threaten asbestos exposure victims' privacy and access to justice. These bills are created by lawmakers aligned with asbestos defendants.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put many rules and regulations in place to protect the public from toxic substances in the environment. Asbestos is just one of these substances. Declared as a hazard to human health in the 1970's, asbestos exposure is proven to cause devastating diseases such as mesothelioma and lung cancer.