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According to David Kling, acting director of the Environmental Assistance Division in the Office of Toxic Substances, at that time it had been the agency's belief other federal standards in place were sufficient to protect the occupants of public and commercial buildings -- those of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), which protects workers and the NESHAP (National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants), which states, if you renovate or demolish a building, you must first take out the asbestos.
EPA has "yet to reach a definitive decision about one type of asbestos being less harmful," says Tom Tillman of EPA's Office of Toxic Substances.
According to Maryanne Guichard, director of the state Department of Health's Office of Toxic Substances, these products cannot be made safe for food or beverage use by "curing" or other methods and should not be used for food preparation, serving, or storage.
He also served as director of the Office of Toxic Substances, where he was instrumental in developing U.