A memorial, to honour the thousands who have died and continue to die from asbestos exposure, was unveiled on September 22, 2022, at the Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver. Magic and Lethal: The Asbestos Memorial, which features the Wind Wheel Mobile art installation by Vancouver artist Doug R Taylor, aims to increase public awareness of the ongoing dangers of asbestos in Canada.

To accompany the unveiling, CAREX Canada and the Partnership for Work, Health, and Safety have prepared a one-page summary of key facts about asbestos exposure in British Columbia, including which and how workers are exposed, what the burden of asbestos-related disease is, and what current research and policy is finding. In addition, asbestos-related resources from the Partnership for Work, Health, and Safety and CAREX Canada are listed.

To read the summary, click here.

To learn more about the memorial, view this video, which was developed by  BC Labour Heritage Centre and WorkSafeBC.

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