TITLE

Asbestos panelists accuse government of misusing science

AUTHOR(S)
Eggertson, Laura
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/21/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 9, p886
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
34680698

 

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