Asbestos has long been a problem in the United States.
Since the mid-1960s, more than 70 million tons of the highly toxic material have been produced in the country each year.
But the government has been slow to get rid of the problem, and the EPA and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have not made any changes to the regulations.
A recent report from the American Lung Association said that since 2009, 1.3 million deaths have been linked to asbestos.
Now, it is getting even worse.
The American Lung Alliance said in a new report that more than 5,600 people in the U,S.
have died from asbestos-related illnesses since 1999, with the number rising in recent years.
The group has been warning that the number of deaths could double in the next 10 years, according to The New York Times.
More than 300 people in five states have died since the first such death in September.
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