In a landmark move destined to significantly impact public health the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has announced a comprehensive ban on the ongoing uses of chrysotile asbestos in the United States. This decisive action, effective from March 18, 2024, marks the culmination of decades-long efforts to address the severe health risks posed by asbestos exposure. Known to cause a range of cancers, including lung, ovarian, and mesothelioma, asbestos has been responsible for over 40,000 American deaths annually. 

The rule to prohibit ongoing uses of chrysotile asbestos marks the first regulation finalized under the updated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) process, showcasing a significant milestone in the U.S.’s chemical safety efforts. 

The EPA’s decision to ban asbestos was influenced by its severe impact on public health and the environment, as well as the substance being banned in over 50 countries worldwide. 

The Ferraro Law Firm is at the forefront of advocating for victims of asbestos exposure, backed by years of experience and a deep commitment to justice. With the recent historic ban on the ongoing uses of asbestos, our expertise in navigating the complexities of asbestos litigation becomes even more critical. Our years of experience have equipped us with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate these types of complex cases successfully:

• Mesothelioma

• Lung Cancer

• Pharyngeal Cancer

• Laryngeal Cancer

• Esophageal Cancer

• Stomach Cancer

• Colon Cancer

• Rectal Cancer

Our commitment to our clients goes beyond legal representation. We strive to provide support and guidance every step of the way, ensuring that victims receive the compensation and care they deserve. This new regulation marks a critical victory in the fight against asbestos-related diseases, and The Ferraro Law Firm stands ready to assist those affected by past asbestos exposure. For more information on how we can help, visit our website at The Ferraro Law Firm – Asbestos Exposure. As we celebrate this progress, we remain dedicated to fighting for the rights of those impacted by asbestos exposure.


  1. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Press Release: “Biden-Harris Administration finalizes ban on ongoing uses of asbestos to protect people from cancer.” EPA Press Office
  2. The Washington Post: “EPA bans the most common form of cancer-causing asbestos.” The Washington Post