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* Based on studies suggesting carbon tetrachloride to be a human carcinogen, EPA has announced plans to list the chemical as a hazardous air pollutant under the Clean Air Act. The compound is so extremely stable that emissions disperse globally and have accumulated to the point where they can be measured virtually anywhere in the world.

EPA estimates that as many as 69 cancer cases attributable to carbon tetrachloride may occur annually in the United States. Elsewhere, another 250 cases per year might be caused by emissions generated in the United States, the agency reports.

* EPA has just issued two reports giving practical guidelines on controlling or removing asbestos. The first is for building owners and custodians. The second, in both English and Spanish, is aimed at helping custodial staffs recognize asbestos. Copies can be obtained by calling EPA's Office of Toxic Substances toll free at: (800) 424-9065.
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Title Annotation:recent environmental news
Publication:Science News
Date:Sep 14, 1985
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