As every veteran diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma knows, asbestos is a highly carcinogenic, dangerous material that has caused sorrow and suffering to countless families. As a result, the proposed changes to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations on asbestos are sending shockwaves through the world of health advocates and environmental safety experts. Though the agency insists that the changes are not meant to provide a path for the revival of asbestos’ use into American industry, people in the know are saying that the changes will result in many more people being diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases.