A Name Change for Asbestos

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Asbestos, Quebec is changing its name. Why? Because it’s named after a mineral that kills 100,000 people a year.

That’s not a great selling point for a town that’s trying to attract business.

What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a strong, fireproof mineral. It’s made up of long, silky fibres. They...

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