Asbestos poses risk to Vietnamese workers

US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks say that attempts by the Vietnamese to limit the health effects of asbestos seem "doomed to fail," CBC News reported. The cable also said that many workers handling asbestos will "suffer debilitating diseases" during the next few decades. The cable was sent from the American Embassy in Vietnam. Canada, Russia, and China are listed as major exporters of asbestos.

Published: Wednesday, 03/07/2012 12:00 am EST

US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks say that attempts by the Vietnamese to limit the health effects of asbestos seem "doomed to fail," CBC News reported. The cable also said that many workers handling asbestos will "suffer debilitating diseases" during the next few decades. The cable was sent from the American Embassy in Vietnam. Canada, Russia, and China are listed as major exporters of asbestos.

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