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Russian company puts Trump’s face on asbestos products

by Futures Centre, Oct 16
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One of the largest producers and sellers of asbestos, Ursalabest, has placed a seal of President Donald Trump’s face on its products along with a caption “approved by Donald Trump, 45th president of the United States.” This comes following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision not to ban new asbestos products outright.

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Asbestos is a building material that, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) causes lung cancer, mesothelioma, cancer of the larynx and ovary, and asbestosis (fibrosis of the lungs). President Trump however, is a long-time supporter of the material having described it as “100% safe, once applied” in his 1997 book The Art of the Comeback.

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