Senate passes asbestos ban, Democrats want to rid toys of lead
Hey, you with the asbestos-contaminated attic: The Senate has unanimously passed a measure to ban importation, manufacture, processing, and distribution of products containing asbestos. Forty other nations have already banned the cancer-causing mineral, which is found in more than 3,000 consumer products in the U.S. Speaking of things that should have happened a long time ago, Democrats in both chambers of Congress introduced legislation this week to virtually ban lead from goods used by children under age 6. Because, uh, have you heard some toys are contaminated with lead?