What has led to the spread of mesothelioma in Canada?

What has led to the spread of mesothelioma in Canada?

Secondary High-Risk Asbestos Occupations Renovation and demolition of the country's aging buildings, especially in Quebec and British Columbia from the 1950s through the 1980s, caused the mesothelioma rate to rise among construction and maintenance workers.

When was asbestos used in drywall in Canada?

Drywall installed pre-1990 may have asbestos. When it is disturbed or damaged, asbestos fibres are released in the air.

Where is drywall made in Canada?

Approximately 75% of Canadian production comes from Nova Scotia; Ontario, Manitoba and BC also produce gypsum. Wallboard manufacturers are located in these provinces as well as in Québec, Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Alberta. Crude gypsum is a low-cost, high-bulk mineral commodity.

Where was Chinese drywall used?

"Chinese drywall" refers to an environmental health issue involving defective drywall manufactured in China, imported to the United States and used in residential construction between 2001 and 2009 — affecting "an estimated 100,000 homes in more than 20 states."

How do you know if you have asbestos?

The most common signs of asbestos exposure include shortness of breath, cough and chest pain. Pleural plaques are a sign that a person had enough exposure to be at risk of other diseases. They may develop prior to mesothelioma or lung cancer.