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Asbestos in Canada

Most asbestos exposure in Canada occurred in the manufacturing and construction, mining and milling, sectors, although fewer workers might have been exposed in a wide variety of other industries.

In recent years  fewer mining and manufacturing workers have been exposed due to the decline in Canada’s production and use of asbestos.

Despite this decline in use, construction workers are still at risk for continued exposure during the maintenance, renovation and demolition of buildings that contain asbestos.

According to the Canadian Medical Association, more than 80 percent of men and women with mesothelioma were likely exposed to asbestos in the workplace.

These hardworking people have a right to seek asbestos lawsuit compensation for the harm asbestos has caused them. Workplace exposure to asbestos continues in Canada, primarily in mining and construction jobs.

Many residents of Canada have come forward to say their work environment led to a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or asbestos lung cancer from asbestos products made in the U.S.

The yearly rate of people diagnosed with mesothelioma in Canada does not vary based on lovation in specific provinces in the country. It has increased from 1.4 to 2.1 per 100,000.

If you want more information information about asbestos exposure and asbestos-related diseases fill out the form above to receive our free asbestos information booklet.

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