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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Canada Concedes Asbestos is Dangerous-Now It Needs to Ban Asbestos Entirely

Canada's Industry Minister announced yesterday that the country would finally concede to international pressure and label asbestos that it exports as a health hazard. Now Canada, and the United States, need to take the next step and impose a universal ban against the use and sale of asbestos products.

Asbestos is a known carcinogen and causally related to mesothelioma and lung cancer. For decades asbestos was mined and exported from the Province of Quebec.

Click here to read Ottawa does U-turn on asbestos mining (Globe & Mail)

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