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Asbestos ban to be announced by federal government next week

The federal government plans to announce a comprehensive ban on asbestos in Canada next week, CBC News has learned. The country currently allows imports of construction products and automotive parts that contain the toxic fibre, even though Canada no...
by AsbestosHUB on Dec 15, 2016

Canada should stop importing deadly asbestos, labour group says

The Canadian Labour Congress is calling for a ban on asbestos. Exposure to asbestos — a fibrous mineral used in building and construction — is the leading cause of workplace-related death in Canada. Canada stopped exporting asbestos in 2011, and...
by AsbestosHUB on Dec 9, 2016

Residual fibre lung burden among patients with pleural mesothelioma who have been occupationally exposed to asbestos

Objectives  To evaluate the lungs asbestos fibres concentration in participants with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) who have been occupationally exposed. Methods  The lung samples were obtained from pleuropneumonectomies or autopsies of 271 m...
by AsbestosHUB on Nov 8, 2016

If Someone You Know Has Or Had Asbestos Mesothelioma, Did They Happen To Smoke Kent Cigarettes In The 1950s?

In October 2013 Mother Jones magazine published an article with this attention getting headline, “Remember When Big Tobacco Sold Asbestos as the ‘Greatest Health Protection’?”. From that news story by Myron Levin: It’s h...
by AsbestosHUB on Feb 10, 2014

What is mesothelioma

“Mesothelioma” is the term used to describe a cancerous tumor that involves the mesothelial cells of an organ. Mesothelial cells are cells that form a protective lining over the lungs, Continue Reading →...
by Give Me Cash on Jun 24, 2013

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