Learn About Hazardous Materials

asbestos_mitt[1]At one time asbestos was seen as a wonder product. It’s insulation and fire protection properties led to hundreds of applications in everything from vinyl flooring to “popcorn” ceilings to drywall mud.

So, too, with lead which was a key component of piping and paints for decades.

Read more below about the many hazardous materials commonly used in construction and which now must be safely and carefully managed.

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Important Links

Learn more about hazardous materials, safety, and the environment in the following links to Canadian and British Columbia-based organizations. Be sure to take a look at our News section for the latest information about the Hazardous Materials Abatement industry.


Safety and Awareness

Health and Advocacy

  • It’s Your Health: A Health Canada publication detailing the sources and dangers of asbestos.
  • Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation: A non-profit raising awareness and understanding about mesothelioma in Canada.
  • Carex Canada: CAREX (CARcinogen EXposure) is a multi-institution research project that combines academic expertise and government resources to generate an evidence-based carcinogen surveillance program for Canada