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John Nolan age 67 and his wife of 34-years Christine Nolan. John just had his lung removed this year after being diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer that is only caused by exposure to asbestos. John is seen at his home in Stevensville, Ontario. John was exposed to asbestos while a renovation was being done beside his office at a building in Windsor, Ontario in the 1980's. Photo taken May 25, 2014.
Canada’s embrace of the 'miracle mineral' has seeded an epidemic of cancers. Yet many Canadians are still exposed to asbestos every day. Don’t look to Ottawa for help — it’s still defending an industry that, like its victims, is wasting away