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January 22, 2021

The media have a responsibility towards science and citizens

On January 4th, the Journal de Montréal (a Quebec, Canada daily) published a front page article on the presence of asbestos in a river near the city of Val-des-Sources (formely Asbestos), Quebec, not far from serpentine residue piles. The journalist wrote that the river was seriously contaminated...

 

THE CHRYSOTILE INDUSTRY CREATED A RESPONSIBLE-USE PROGRAM THAT IS BASED
ON THE CONTROLLED-USE APPROACH TO REGULATING CHRYSOTILE

 

 

The chrysotile fibre is encapsulated in a matrix of cement or resin, preventing the release of fibres.
 
More than 90% of chrysotile is used in the construction of buildings in fiber cement and in the making of construction materials.
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