Canada finally bans asbestos

The Government of Canada today released regulations that prohibit asbestos and products containing asbestos. The regulations will come into effect in 90 days.

This is a great day in the struggle to ban the use of asbestos everywhere.

It is not a perfect day, however. The regulations exempt the 800 million tonnes of mining residues in Quebec, which contain up to 40% asbestos, and projects to make commercial use of the residues by, for example, extracting magnesium.

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