Alarming Spike in Imported Asbestos Products in Canada

By Tim Povtak, http://www.asbestos.com

canadian-flagsThe importation of asbestos into Canada increased by a startling 22 percent in 2014, raising safety concerns for the unsuspecting general public and those still working with the toxic products.

Brake pads and brake linings were the most popular asbestos import, valued at a seven-year high of $3.6 million, according to The Globe and Mail news service research.

Other related imports included various friction materials, compressed asbestos fiber jointing and shipments of crocidolite fibers — the most dangerous form of asbestos. Much of the findings came from Statistics Canada, a government website that provides economic, social and census data. Read more

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Posted on July 27, 2015, in Asbestos, Environmental and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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