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    :: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 ::

    Asbestos industry continues 'safe use' con - Trades Union Congress - Risks 263
    On 26 June, a Bloc Québécois MP, in a letter published in the Hill Times, Canada, wrote 'in 1986, 137 member countries of the ILO unanimously passed Convention 162, which recommended strict regulations on the use of chrysotile, while banning amphiboles...The 1,500 workers at the mines in Asbestos and Thetford Mines deserve better than this constant criticism of chrysotile, which is wrongly associated with the dangers of asbestos products that have not been used in decades.'

    The statements would appear to be part of an ongoing charm offensive by the asbestos industry (Risks 247), which seems to be having some success.
    The Hill Times - Newspaper Online.
    The Hill Times, June 26th, 2006
    Banning asbestos: debunking the myths
    by Bloc Québécois MP
    André Bellavance
    Richmond-Arthabaska, Que.

    The global asbestos scandal - Hazards magazine
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