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Canada continues to export chrysotile asbestos

06-06-2011

Canada's Natural Resources Department continues to support the asbestos industry. The Observer reports that demand for chrysotile remains strong, driven by developing countries where it is used in cement products, brake linings and clutch facings.

In a letter to Natural Resources Minister Christian Paradis, Pat Davidson said "We are exporting a dangerous product across the world that we would never allow to be brought to Canada for usage..."

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