When was asbestos use banned in the United States?
According to the Consumer Protections Safety Commission (source: www.cpsc.gov):
In 1977, asbestos was banned in textured paint, patching compounds, and artificial fireplace embers.
According to the EPA (source epa.gov):
In 1973, EPA banned spray-applied surfacing asbestos-containing material for fireproofing/insulating purposes.
In 1975, EPA banned installation of asbestos pipe insulation and asbestos block insulation on facility components, such as boilers and hot water tanks, if the materials are either pre-formed (molded) and friable or wet-applied and friable after drying.
In 1978, EPA banned spray-applied surfacing materials for purposes not already banned.
In 1989, the EPA issued a final rule under Section 6 of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) banning most asbestos-containing products. However, in 1991, this rule was vacated and remanded by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
In 1990, EPA prohibited spray-on application of materials containing more than 1% asbestos to buildings, structures, pipes, and conduits unless certain conditions specified.