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    State Consumer Protection

    Most states have enacted their own consumer protection laws. These laws vary tremendously from state to state. Identify a consumer protection law in your state and address the following:

    Analyze the law, its purpose, and what it is aimed to accomplish;
    Describe the industry that the law affects and what types of businesses are affected;
    Explain the changes and/or policies that an affected business would have to implement in order to comply with the law or portion the law;
    Assess whether the law is effective in accomplishing its objective.

    The paper

    Must be four to six double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
    Must include a separate title page with the following:
    Title of paper
    Student's name
    Course name and number
    Instructor's name
    Date submitted
    Must use at least two scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
    Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
    Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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    The State is Minnesota; the law is 2015 Minnesota Statutes:
    325F.01 Asbestos Used in Building and Remodeling:
    The law is :
    "Subdivision 1.Ban. No person, corporation, partnership, joint venture, firm or association shall use, sell, deliver or receive, or contract to use, sell, deliver or receive powdered asbestos, whether in its powdered form or mixed with any other substance, and to be applied with a pressure sprayer, or in its molded form if asbestos dust will emanate from it due to handling, mixing or cutting, for purposes of constructing, remodeling or improving any building structure in this state.
    Subd. 2.Criminal penalty. Any violation of the provisions of subdivision 1 shall constitute a misdemeanor." https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=325F.01
    The purpose of the law is to protect the consumers from asbestos dust. Exposure to asbestos dust can lead to a range of diseases. The first disease is Asbestosis which is scar tissue in the lungs caused by exposure to asbestos fibers in the air. The other diseases are lung cancer, mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lung or abdomen, and gastro-intestinal cancer(1). If smokers are exposed to asbestos fiber, they are up to 92 times more likely to get lung cancer. This law is aimed to protect construction workers and users homes from exposure to asbestos fibers. The fibers are invisible to human eye. They are small, light, and fluffy and can float in the air for a long time. When breathed in, asbestos fibers easily enter the body (2).
    Currently, the United States is one developed country that has not completely banned asbestos. The use of asbestos is legal and still widely used in products such as clothing, pipeline wraps, vinyl floor tiles, millboards, cement pipes, disk brake pads, gaskets, and roof coatings. Even though the EPA issues the Asbestos Ban and Phase Out Rule in 1989, but this rules was challenged ...

    Solution Summary

    The answer to this problem analyses and explains one state consumer protection law . The references related to the answer are also included.