Canada introduces new asbestos rules

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By Julie Ireton, CBC News Ottawa, January 8, 2018

Canada is moving ahead with its promised asbestos ban by proposing the prohibition of the use, sale, import and export of asbestos and products containing the hazardous material.

The federal health and environment departments are both sponsoring the proposed changes aimed at eliminating the market for asbestos products in this country.

The government now acknowledges that all forms of asbestos fibres, if inhaled, can cause cancer and other diseases.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/new-asbestos-regulations-proposed-federal-government-2018-1.4479715