I've worked with asbestos you tool. Idiots were declaring it safe while people were dying.
People die, too, from automobiles. Lots of people. But we don't ban them.
Just like we don't ban sand, even though lots of people have caught (and died from) silicosis by spraying it and working in highly dusty conditions without protection. BTW, guess what asbestos is made of? Silicon, just like sand.