Asbestos panelists accuse government of misusing science

Eggertson, Laura
October 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/21/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 9, p886
Academic Journal
The article reports that the expert panel appointed by Health Canada is accusing the Canadian government of delaying the release of a scientific report regarding the health hazards of chrysotile asbestos. The author mentions that Trevor Ogden, editor-in chief of the "Annals of Occupational Hygiene," accuses the government misusing science for economic and political interests. It is also stated that Canada is the fifth-largest exported of chrysotile asbestos in the world which exports most of the products in 80 nations, including countries in Asia.


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