The extremely aggressive cancer mesothelioma is caused by exposure to
asbestos, often appearing ten to fifty years after the exposure. On
September 26th, the Green Party of Canada wants to help raise awareness of this
cancer and the need for more research into effective treatments. Events
across North America are raising money for the Mesothelioma Applied Research
Foundation, which supports victims of this terrible cancer.
“As a nation
that is still exporting asbestos and that opposed the listing of chrysotile
asbestos as a hazardous substance under the Rotterdam Convention, Canada is
complicit in the continuing rise of incidences of this cancer. The work
of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is critical and needs support,”
said Green Leader Elizabeth May.