The Province reported on the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron to mark the deaths of 143 workers in BC last year. The article stated that “almost half of those worker who lost their lives last year died from from occupational diseases, primarily from asbestos exposure”.
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- Homes Built Prior to 1990 May Harbour Asbestos?
If you disturb vermiculite insulation, vinyl flooring, or textured ceilings in homes built prior to 1990, you risk exposing building occupants, workers and yourself to asbestos. Asbestos exposure can lead to lung disease and cancer.
Before renovating, have a consultation done to make sure asbestos is not present in your home.
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