Union leader calls for asbestos registry, G&M

Click on link Mark Hume's Globe & Mail story on asbestos.
With the number of asbestos-related deaths continuing to climb across Canada, a B.C. union leader is calling for the urgent creation of a national registry of public buildings and marine vessels containing the heat-resistant fibrous mineral that causes cancer.


Cases of mesothelioma, deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure, on rise: StatsCan

As reported by Canadian Press on CTV news

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Canada's Asbestos Legacy

Please view the video here to learn more about Canada's deadly asbestos legacy. (Source: Globe and Mail)


Mesothelioma Awareness Day

September 26th, 2015 is Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The incidence of mesothelioma, an extremely aggressive cancer, continues to rise. It is now one of the top causes of death in the workplace in Canada. Although the use of new asbestos in Canada has decreased, it remains in old homes and office buildings; it doesn’t just go away. We need your support to fight this terrible disease - to help raise awareness, the critical need for prevention, provide education and support to those affected by mesothelioma as well as to build a network of health care professionals with diagnostic and treatment expertise across Canada for victims of mesothelioma.
Until recently, Canada exported asbestos and continues today to import asbestos in items such as brake linings and pipes.


CBC The National: Asbestos Screening Fears

CBC March 21, 2012 The National

The deadly damage caused by asbestos has not yet peaked, CBC's Kelly Crowe reports 


CBC The National: Asbestos in the Garage


March 20 2012: Mechanics are being exposed to the deadly carcinogen, which can still be found lurking in local garages, CBC's Margo McDiarmid reports

March 20 2012: Asbestos brake pad ban proposed


Asbestos mine's revival doomed: Quebec politician

March 3 2012
The Canadian Press


Asbestos registry needed - says cancer patient

February 28, 2012 CBC

Food plant inspector exposed to asbestos while working in older buildings


North American Declaration to Eliminate Asbestos-Related Disease

Please consider signing this important petition initiated by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and the Canadian Voices for Asbestos Victims.

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