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Asbestos, Quebec

Asbestos Contamination in Akha Villages
Asbestos, Quebec needs to take responsibility for exporting asbestos all over the world. Asbestos is used heavily for roofing panels all over asia, and is found in hill tribe villages where workers may cut it while roofing. Unpainted, as it is found in many places, it also sheds fibers which then surround the house. Asbestos is known for its needle like fibers which the lungs can not expel and which later cause tumors. Canada needs to deal with this legacy.


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