Asbestos in Canada

The Cancer Blog was pretty shocked to find out asbestos is still a major issue in Canada. Take a look:
Asbestos still lurks in many buildings here in Canada, and it's was apparently responsible for 1,097 workplaces deaths in 2005. I guess the rumors of asbestos in the old lecture halls at my old university could have had some merit.

And yet despite the facts that asbestos can cause death, there are still asbestos defenders out there, who insist that the building material is safe if properly used. It's inexpensive, durable, and deadly. What's more important? I am definitely in favor of a ban ... are you?
I’m with The Cancer Blog—BAN IT!
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Cara - October 23, 2009 3:16 PM

I agree for a ban. I know they say that asbestos in the walls are not dangerous as long as the walls are punched through or broken. I don't agree with that and it would scare me to death if I knew there was asbestos in it. I think maybe if Mesothelioma Treatment Centers spoke out and really showed the dangers of asbestos, more companies would take caution.

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