The Asbestos Ban Has People Hilariously Trolling Conservatives

    It's wild that asbestos hasn't been banned for like 30 years already.

    Today I learned that the Environmental Protection Agency *just* fully banned asbestos.

    Yellow caution tape with "DANGER ASBESTOS DUST HAZARD" across a white picket fence, warning of hazardous material

    According to the Associated Press, the EPA ruled on Monday that chrysotile asbestos would be prohibited from use in things like brake linings and gaskets.

    Sign on wall warns of asbestos hazard

    And now a tweet from the AP announcing the ban has gone viral:

    BREAKING: The EPA has banned asbestos, a deadly carcinogen still in use decades after a partial ban was enacted.

    — The Associated Press (@AP) March 18, 2024
    AP Photo / Andrew Harnik, File/ / Via Twitter: @AP

    Most people were like, "How hasn't it been banned already?"

    As someone that works in public health all I can say is:

    — Bret the Epidemiologist (@Brettheepi) March 18, 2024
    Nickelodeon / Via Twitter: @Brettheepi

    Like, seriously, I thought they banned that stuff in the '80s.

    In news you thought would be from 1977

    — John O’Connor 🇺🇦 (@YosemiteForest) March 19, 2024
    Twitter: @YosemiteForest

    But besides those people voicing their surprise at the delayed ban, the majority of the responses consist of people trolling conservatives.

    Conservatives in a couple days:

    — Trap Queen Enthusiast (@marionumber4) March 18, 2024
    Twitter: @marionumber4

    "Liberal media strikes again," this person said.

    Liberal media strikes again ‼️ it’s time for the REAL asbestos fans to stand up ☝️💨

    — Jacob (@mxuceri) March 19, 2024
    Twitter: @mxuceri

    "Your rightwing uncle is out there right now going 'ugh ANOTHER thing I have to start defending," another person chimed in.

    Your rightwing uncle is out there right now going "ugh ANOTHER thing I have to start defending the use of with my life now"

    — answering the call of the bog (@CousinNate2) March 18, 2024
    Twitter: @CousinNate2

    From "First they came for lead pipes, and I did not speak out..."

    MAGA be like “First they came for lead pipes, and I did not speak out…”

    — Hayden Clarkin (@the_transit_guy) March 18, 2024
    Twitter: @the_transit_guy "Heeeere come the MAGAs."

    Heeeere come the MAGAs

    — 💉Josh Rubin, MD 🩺 (@DrSandman11) March 18, 2024
    Fox / Via Twitter: @DrSandman11

    This person joked, "The woke mind virus strikes again."

    the woke mind virus strikes again...

    — Rob (@robrousseau) March 18, 2024
    Twitter: @robrousseau

    Ultimately, yay for us finally banning asbestos, so I'll leave you with more of my favorite responses to the tweet:

    You can take my asbestos from my cold dead hands.

    — Soup for my Family 🥣🧦🤖🫐🌨 (@soupformy_fam) March 18, 2024
    Twitter: @soupformy_fam

    First they come for our love for meat, then our gas stoves, and now our asbestos.

    See it yet?

    — John Kerry Fan🇺🇸 (@JohnKerryFan) March 18, 2024
    Twitter: @JohnKerryFan

    don’t tread on me or my asbestos

    — Snow (Estrogen Fiend)🔆 🏳️‍⚧️ (@Cirnose) March 19, 2024
    Twitter: @Cirnose

    The EPA has gone woke, now banning asbestos. I will be ingesting large quantities to stick it to the libs and their woke “science” 🇺🇸🦅

    — ForgetfuIPerson (@ForgetfuP) March 18, 2024
    Twitter: @ForgetfuP

    How dare the Woke Government get rid of my Cancer Powder

    — Astraea 🏳️‍⚧️ 🇵🇸 (@SocialistFemme) March 18, 2024
    Twitter: @SocialistFemme


    — SHAWNSTACHE (@ShawnNOrlando) March 18, 2024
    Twitter: @ShawnNOrlando

    Countdown to conservatives calling this woke

    — evan (@esjesjesj) March 18, 2024
    Twitter: @esjesjesj

    And lastly:

    republicans by the end of this week:

    — nick (@namattes) March 19, 2024
    Twitter: @namattes