The National Asbestos: Canada's Ugly Secret

The National Asbestos: Canada's Ugly Secret

The National reports on how Canada's overseas sales of asbestos may be breathing new life into a dying industry, but it's also exposing a new generation of workers to one of the world's deadliest substances. Our best customers are developing countries like India and China, where lax industrial standards are exposing thousands to this deadly export. Indian and Canadian activists are pushing for a ban on asbestos, but as Mellissa Fung discovers, at the same time the Canadian government actively supports the industry and promotes international trade in this toxic mineral.

  • 2008
  • 00:15:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
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