Canada saved the asbestos industry when it was headed for extinction in the early 1990s by targeting developing countries as new markets to which it could export asbestos.

Latest figures show that global asbestos exports increased from 1,081,885 tons in 2011 to 1,327,592 tons in 2012.

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