This website is dedicated to stopping the production and export of Canadian asbestos, called chrysotile asbestos. This website collects leading national and international scientific and popular opinions, which echo the call to the Canadian government to stop the production and exportation of Canadian chrysotile asbestos. It encourages citizens to exercise their right to influence their government on this vital issue.
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2014.03.01: TVNZ News - Asbestos in KiwiRail locomotives 'a death sentence'The rail workers' union says asbestos found in the cab of a KiwiRail locomotive could be "a death sentence" for drivers and engineers. KiwiRail's new Chinese-built locomotives are again off the tracks, this time after the discovery of toxic asbestos under flaking paint in one of the cabs.
2014.02.24: WDSU News - Poor conditions at school lead some to call for removal of studentsRSD rep says state investigators who visited the site last fall made no mention of mold in their report. Even so authorities moved up plans to renovate the entire facility two years, closing the school this summer."We are making good on our promise to provide a state of the art facility for our students. At the same time we must make academic progress at a faster clip than we are today. Speeding up this renovation will help speed up the day when students can benefit from a world-class education at the facility," said Dobard.
2013.12.10: Basse Normandie - Asbestos: the Supreme Court invalidates the cancellation of nine indictmentsUne vingtaine de parties civiles, dont l'association des victimes de l'amiante, contestaient la décision de la chambre de l'instruction de la cour d'appel de Paris, qui a annulé le 17 mai neuf des mises en examen prononcées dans l'enquête sur sur l'exposition à l'amiante des salariés de l'usine Ferodo-Valeo, à Condé-sur-Noireau (Calvados).
2013.11.26: ABC - Asbestos scare strikes Chinese imports to AustraliaRailway workers have been exposed to potentially hazardous asbestos after the deadly dust was found in locomotives brought in from China. It's a breach of a 10-year ban on the import of products containing the carcinogenic fibre.It's not the first incident of its kind and unions are now demanding tougher policing of Chinese imports, describing the current asbestos-free certificates as a farce.
2013.03.26: CBC News - Asbestos in at least 180 Quebec health care sitesDocuments obtained by Radio-Canada through access to information requests reveal 180 health care sites in the province contain asbestos, and there could be more. The buildings known to contain the carcinogenic fibre, which was once used as a fire-retardant, include various hospitals, clinics, and long-term care homes.
2013.01.24: EPP Group TV - European Parliament backs asbestos crackdownA European Parliament committee approved a report calling for a crackdown on asbestos remaining in buildings, and to raise awareness of the effort.
2013.01.01: Caritaps - Canary in the MineThe documentary highlights the devastating health effects chrysotile asbestos has on unsuspecting victims and on those who loved and cared for them. It also illustrates the unwillingness of asbestos producers and our government to acknowledge scientific facts which clearly point to the deadly carcinogenic character of chrysotile asbestos.