ASBESTOS BAN CANADA
Support grows for asbestos ban in Canada
Calls for an asbestos ban in Canada.
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Is an asbestos ban in store for Canada?
August 24, 2009 – In 2007, the Canadian Cancer Society called for the government to phase out the use and export of asbestos. But despite the known health dangers of working with asbestos, Canada still continues to mine the mineral and remains the second largest exporter after Russia.
The bulk of Canada’s asbestos is shipped to developing countries, such as India and China.
Today, Canada is caught between a rock and a hard place. There is growing support for an asbestos ban in Canada, but this type of ban would have a devastating effect on the country’s asbestos revenues and the industry’s miners, who still make their living working with this dangerous mineral.
While most developing countries have banned asbestos completely, Canada's asbestos industry continues to support asbestos mining. Today, under pressure from health and environmental organizations, the Canadian asbestos industry is beginning to contract and exports are down to less than 25 percent of their original levels.
Other factors pressuring Canada’s asbestos industry include rising transportation costs and competing countries that can sell asbestos more cheaply, like Zimbabwe.
Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C.
The personal injury law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg — long recognized in the U.S. legal community for obtaining record verdicts and settlements for workers harmed by asbestos — has expanded its practice to Canada and now offers legal counsel to Canadian workers diagnosed with occupational mesothelioma.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and seek a free case review, please notify us through the communication form on this page. We will pursue your claim with vigilance to help you pay for medical bills, lost wages, and suffering. Because the firm works on a contingency basis, there is no cost to you until we win a settlement or a verdict.