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The real asbestos risks were from the mines, not residential homes, he argues

Sterling worked at Cassiar Asbestos Corporation in B.C. in the 1980s. He still wonders what the long term outcomes to his health will be.

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February 22, 2019 by canadiancontractor

Last week John Bleasby posted about B.C. moving to licensing asbestos abatement.

Here is a post about that.

Very interesting. I worked at Cassiar Asbestos Corporation for quite a while in the 1980s. I still get tested periodically with no answers as to whether I will ever be affected or not. My reason for responding is that everybody makes a really big deal about the problems with coming into contact with asbestos in houses, etc. But this level of exposure may or may not cause problems. I really think it is more about creating jobs – a lot of jobs. But what about the asbestos mines like Cassiar blowing that killer stuff all over the north? In winter, the snow always had a green sheen on it from the blowing asbestos. That mine shut down in 1992 but has been subject to blowing winds ever since. Why have the governments never addressed that?

Sterling Stump



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