On May 10, 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the government has made a commitment to move forward on an asbestos ban in Canada.
On April 28th, the Day of Mourning, many groups across the country called on the government to introduce a total ban on asbestos in Canada.
Each year on April 28th, Canadians honour the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illnesses as a result of occupational incidents and exposures.
Public Services and Procurement Canada has banned the use of asbestos in construction and renovation of federal buildings under its jurisdiction.
Article by Tavia Grant, The Globe and Mail
Seven industrial chemicals were evaluated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in February 2016.
CBC News reports that Manitoba will begin testing nail salons for formaldehyde and other hazardous chemicals.
AirSENCE was developed by researchers at the University of Toronto to monitor air pollution.
An article in the Globe and Mail highlights the changes to Health Canada’s position on asbestos.
Lindane was classified as a Group 1 carcinogen. The evaluation of these three pesticides will be published in Volume 113 of the IARC Monographs.