Asbestos – Canada’s Ugly Secret (The National)

Canada is still mining asbestos and shipping it overseas where it is being used in the types of construction and processes that we no longer allow domestically. It is disturbing to see workers in contact with high concentrations of asbestos fibers with no protective gear and with limited risk awareness.

About Jacob

Operations Manager at Canadian HAZ-MAT Environmental Ltd. Canadian Haz-mat Environmental is an independent Victoria BC based asbestos abatement company with a strong focus on education and improving public awareness of the dangers associated with asbestos. We support banning inappropriate uses of asbestos as a cause that pretty much anyone can get behind. We strongly believe Canada needs to build financial incentives (effective forms of subsidization) into the identification, abatement and disposal of asbestos from Canadian homes and businesses if we are to effectively address this problem.