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Archive for 'Asbestos'

Asbestos — Canada’s ugly secret

Mellissa Fung reports on how Canada’s overseas sales of asbestos may be breathing new life into a dying industry – but may also be making exposed workers sick.

Working to Death

Canada’s asbestos legacy Since the writing of this article, Canada successfully opposed the addition of chrysotile asbestos to a global dangerous-substance register at a conference in Rome, Italy.

Canada helps keep the world hurting from asbestos

Pressure from major producer Canada and several developing country importers will prevent diplomats meeting in Rome for the Rotterdam Convention this week from adding chrysotile asbestos to a list of substances recognized as particularly hazardous. Shame on the Harper government.