The unions and workplace safety experts are warning that building materials imported from China may be laden with deadly asbestos and this is creating more danger for workers in the construction field. It is also puting home owners, their families and other building ocupants at risk.
The have been reports that 50 sites across the country contain asbestos materials and that may be just the beginning. As more buildings are inspected, the actual number will become more clear.
While a ban has existed on asbestos since 2003, we can’t say what a safe level of exposure is and therefore all materials containing asbestos should be considered a risk.