Quebec stands firm on asbestos exports despite growing controversy

Eggertson, Laura
March 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/23/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 5, pE239
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the request of medical bodies to ban the sale of chrysotile asbestos in Quebec. It says that a letter signed by 100 scientists and physicians was sent to Quebec Premier Jean Charest asking for his support on asbestos ban however, Charest says that asbestos can be used safely. One of the signatories, doctor Francois Turcotte says that Charest's position is based only on politics and protection of around 700 jobs in Thetford Mines, Quebec where asbestos is produced.


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