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Contractors call asbestos export "death sentence"

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The BC Insulation Contractors Association says it is unfortunate that Federal Government won’t admit that asbestos is bad for you.

Canada is still one of the world’s biggest exporters of the known carcinogen, which is said to cause Mesothelioma; a cancer that affects the lining of the lungs and intestines.
Lee Loftus with the Insulators local calls it a death sentence.

“Very little research is being done so the Mesothelioma fundraiser that’s being held today at Northview is going to assist us in sending money back to the hospitals that are doing this research.”

Mesothelioma killed 17 construction workers last year.