Every year, around 2,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer caused by heavy exposure to asbestos. Those likely to suffer from the disease are people that worked in construction, shipbuilding, engineering and power generation in the 1980s.
Chaplin's World is a 55 million franc ($60 million) project, set to convert the Swiss home of Charlie Chaplin into a museum by 2015. However, plans have now been delayed as asbestos has been discovered in the building.
There's something fundamentally ironic about the Canadian parliament buildings having to undergo billions of dollars of renovations over the next 20 years to rid its walls of asbestos, a known cancer causing agent.
They die from their work. More workers in Quebec are killed from asbestos exposure than any other cause. In 2009 61 of 104 Quebec workers who died from work-related causes had an asbestos illness. At Jeffrey Mine those figures are from prior standards.
It turns out the biggest danger from yesterday's fire at Toronto's Sunrise Propane Industrial Gases wasn't the flames but the asbestos in the wreckage. Hundreds can't return home and as many as 50 houses have been deemed uninhabitable.
A jail where 76 inmates are held in Nova Scotia has had asbestos discovered in the building. As a result of that discovery several of the guards are refusing to step back into Cape Breton Correctional Facility.
1600 retired stainless steel subway cars from NYC are heading to deep waters where they will double as artificial fish habitats. While one source says the environmental impact will be minimal, another says the impact needs to be further studied.
In a new report from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence, it states that the drug, Alimta, currently blocked from treating asbestos related cancers can be used from now on to treat patients with the terminal illness