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The Truth About Asbestos
Dr. Barry Castleman
Anybody who talks about controlled asbestos use is either a liar or a fool.
Health groups and the family of a Saskatoon man who died from an asbestos-
The Saskatchewan Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and the Lung Association of Saskatchewan have started an online petition to support a private member's bill dubbed Howard's Law.
The bill, named for the late building inspector Howard Willems, would make the reporting of asbestos in public buildings mandatory.
The province said last fall that it would give provide lists of government buildings that contain asbestos.
But the groups say that doesn't go far enough because it's not mandatory for public buildings, such as schools or hospitals, to register.
Members of the legislature are expected to vote on the bill in the coming weeks.
Asbestos is typically found in building materials such as insulation. It is not considered harmful if undisturbed, but renovations or construction work stirs up hazardous fibres that can be inhaled.
Willems had argued that people should know if they're going into buildings that have asbestos — especially if construction is being done.
Pictured above is the late Howard Willems who campaigned for an asbestos registry.
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