Healthy skepticism

The dangers of asbestos fibre have been well documented – it was declared a human carcinogen by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1987. It has been used in construction as a fire retardant for decades, but exposure to it can cause mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.
In fact, Canada now has one of the highest rates of mesothelioma cancer in the world.

 

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