Public health officials in the Canadian province have denounced the use of the potentially hazardous material.

Saskatchewan (Mesothelioma Cancer News) – Quebec public health officials recently spoke out against the use of the potentially dangerous mineral asbestos. As reported by the CBC, officials with the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and the Rideau Institute condemned government support of asbestos mining and use in a letter sent to federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq.

Dr. Pierre Gosselin, who is affiliated with the National Institute of Public Health in Quebec, is quoted in the report as stating on the matter, “This industry in Canada should not be promoted like it is currently with federal and provincial funds.”

As noted in the report, a response from Aglukkaq had yet to be received at the time of the report.

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