New Asbestos Rules Introduced in Canada

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The USA’s neighbors to the north are moving forward with promised asbestos bans with a proposal prohibiting the use, sale, import, and export of asbestos and products containing the cancer-causing material in Canada. The Canadian government has acknowledged that all forms of asbestos fibers, if inhaled, can cause cancer and other diseases.

The newly regulations do include some exemptions, such as an allowance for the cleanup of millions of tons of asbestos residue around former mines to make way for redevelopment of the sites.