Fred Carpenter, a nuclear weapons site worker, screened positive for lung cancer during the Worker Health Protection Program provided by Dr. Steven Markowitz and Dr. Claudia Henshke. Mr. Carpenter, Dr. Markowitz, and Dr. David Weissman, Director of the Respiratory Health Division, at NIOSH are interviewed for this podcast.
Last week, Canada announced legislation to ban the mining, import, sale and manufacture of asbestos by the end of the year (2018). Canadian Prohibition of Asbestos and Products Containing Asbestos Regulations Unfortunately, on October 19, 2018 the provision of a $12 million grant to a Quebec company to reprocess asbestos mining waste was made public despite serious concerns of health… Read more →
“Between 2000 and 2016 the number of Canadians dying from mesothelioma increased from 292 deaths in 2000 to 510 in 2016 – an increase of 70 per cent”. Click here for the Right On Canada article.