Asbestos is a human carcinogen with no safe level of exposure. This is truth that sadly thousands of people around the world discover every year when they learn the devastating news that they’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure.
Yet despite the well-known dangers presented by asbestos, our neighbor Canada continues to export hundreds of thousands of metric tons of this deadly carcinogen to the developing world. Canada is the fourth biggest exported of asbestos after Russia, Kazakhstan and Brazil.
The non-profit organization Global Ban Asbestos Network (GBAN) has started a Facebook campaign called “Voices on the Wall” to tell Canadian Prime Minister Harper to stop exporting asbestos. Please consider adding your voice. All you have to do is go to the Global Ban Asbestos Network Facebook page and post a message, photo or video telling the prime minister to stop the mining and exporting of deadly asbestos to developing countries. Then share the message with your friends and family.
Thank you. For more information, visit the “Voices on the Wall” blog post.