Asbestos is a mineral that was once widely used in the construction industry. Canada produces about ten percent of the world’s supply, but because it can cause severe lung problems, its use in this country is limited. Instead most of it is shipped to developing countries. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how those sales are helping a dying industry in Canada, but sickening and killing workers in countries like India.
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