September 26th, 2015 is Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The incidence of mesothelioma, an extremely aggressive cancer, continues to rise. It is now one of the top causes of death in the workplace in Canada. Although the use of new asbestos in Canada has decreased, it remains in old homes and office buildings; it doesn’t just go away. We need your support to fight this terrible disease - to help raise awareness, the critical need for prevention, provide education and support to those affected by mesothelioma as well as to build a network of health care professionals with diagnostic and treatment expertise across Canada for victims of mesothelioma.
Until recently, Canada exported asbestos and continues today to import asbestos in items such as brake linings and pipes.