In light of the World Health Organization’s conclusion that “there is no evidence for a threshold for the carcinogenic effect of asbestos” and that “the most efficient way to eliminate asbestos-related diseases is to stop the use of all types of asbestos,” the government should apply the precautionary principle and proceed to a ban on asbestos through phasing out the use and export of asbestos.Oh well, she's almost right. The Green party is the only party except for the NDP prepared to call for an end to asbestos mining and exports.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Elizabeth May goofs in Guelph
Well okay, nobody's perfect, but the federal Green leader seems to have overlooked something in the NDP's policies on asbestos. In a letter to the Guelph Mercury, May says: