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Asbestos imports rising in Canada despite health warnings

March 28, 2015  |  Filed under Uncategorized

Tavia Grant The Globe and Mail Published Friday, Mar. 27 2015 Despite rising fears of asbestos-related illnesses, imports of products containing asbestos show little sign of slowing. According to Statistics Canada figures, imports of asbestos-related items rose to $6-million last year from $4.9-million in 2013. The bulk of these goods […]

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Asbestos registry demanded for federal public buildings

March 11, 2015  |  Filed under Uncategorized

Julie Ireton, CBC News Tradespeople who say they were unknowingly exposed to asbestos while working in federal buildings say it’s time to develop a registry to let workers know what hazards may be in Canada’s public buildings. Former House of Commons staff electronics technician Hugh Graham is one of a […]

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Asbestos at federal building was a surprise to electrician

March 9, 2015  |  Filed under Uncategorized

Denis Lapointe filed access to information requests to learn extent of problem at his workplace By Julie Ireton, CBC News Ottawa electrician Denis Lapointe says he was exposed to asbestos and other toxins at work for 16 years, and only recently learned the full extent of his potential exposure after […]

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Canada is on the sidelines when it comes to banning asbestos trade

March 5, 2015  |  Filed under Uncategorized

Canada is sending a terrible message to the rest of the world. Oppose responsible trade; reject scientific evidence; obstruct international co-operation. By: Kathleen Ruff Published on Fri Feb 27 2015 The Harper government makes a lot of noise about how sitting on the sidelines is contrary to Canadian values. But […]

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Possible asbestos exposure at Sudbury Hospital Services

February 26, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

By: Jonathan Migneault – Sudbury Northern Life  Jan 26, 2015 Facility provides laundry and dishwashing services to HSN The Ministry of Labour confirmed it is investigating possible exposure to asbestos at Sudbury Hospital Services, a facility that provides laundry and dishwashing services for Health Sciences North. The ministry received a […]

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Continuing health threat posed by asbestos-cement roofing: two case studies from Denmark

February 10, 2015  |  Filed under Uncategorized

Wed, Feb 4, 2015 Kathleen Ruff, RightonCanada.ca At a symposium on Why Is Asbestos Still A Health Problem? held in Copenhagen on December 12, 2014, Dr. Rolf Petersen presented two cases studies which showed individuals with mesothelioma, who had no known work exposure to asbestos. In both cases, the individuals […]

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Controversy surrounds respirator used for protection against asbestos

January 21, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

By Jill Krop, Gil Shochat and Francesca Fionda Michael Leslie worked in a moulded fibreglass factory in the late 1960s and 70s. The 8710, a disposable respirator made by 3M, was approved for use against deadly dusts, including silica, coal and asbestos. 3M advertised it would help protect workers from […]

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Danger Undersold

January 17, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

By Jesse Todd The story, City investigates asbestos at Cosmo Civic Centre (SP, Jan. 14), dealt with the release of asbestos at the civic facility. Our organization believes further clarification is required to provide a better understanding of the seriousness of the incident and the need for a more detailed […]

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CITY FILES DANGEROUS OCCURRENCE REPORT WITH PROVINCE

January 13, 2015  |  Filed under Uncategorized

January 13, 2015 The City of Saskatoon is taking precautions after trace amounts of loose asbestos containing material were discovered on the mechanical room floor at the Cosmo Civic Centre. The heating and cooling systems in the restricted access mechanical room had been under renovation starting in May 2014. On […]

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Sudbury jail workers, inmates may have been exposed to asbestos

January 7, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

Unclear how many workers or inmates were exposed to airborne fibres over 2-day period CBC News        Posted: Dec 23, 2014 3:58 PM ET The union that represents workers at the Sudbury jail says some employees have likely been exposed to asbestos. The Ministry of Correctional Services confirms […]

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