Health advocates assail Canada's asbestos stance

Collier, Roger
December 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/2/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 12, p1257
Academic Journal
The article reports that the support of the Canadian government to chrysotile asbestos export corrupted the global reputation and weakened the international promotion of Canada for a responsible trade of hazardous chemicals. It states that the Canadian government received considerable criticism from many health experts that claim the mesothelioma and lung cancer effects of the asbestos. It also notes the move to add asbestos to a list of dangerous chemicals, however it did not happen.


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