asbestos

Cancer

Johnson & Johnson Faces 5,000 Lawsuits Over Baby Powder

But does using talcum powder really cause ovarian cancer?
Alexandra Ossola
8.30.17
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Obama vows retaliation for Russian election hacking, the Syrian government suspends the evacuation of Aleppo, Trump's new Israeli ambassador wants to move the embassy to Jerusalem, and more.
VICE Staff
12.16.16
News

Canada Is Finally Banning Deadly Asbestos

But will Donald Trump’s EPA follow suit?
Jordan Pearson
12.15.16
politics

The EPA Will Begin Regulating These 10 Chemicals as Potentially Toxic

Asbestos makes the list, but the others are less well known. And the big question remains: will the agency be able to keep doing this under President Trump?
Grennan Milliken
11.30.16
Canada

Growing Up In Canada’s ‘Chemical Valley’ Convinced Me We Need to Ban Asbestos

The toxic fiber casts a dark shadow.
Jordan Pearson
5.17.16
Travel

Why the Deadly Asbestos Industry Is Still Alive and Well

VICE reporter Milène Larsson investigates why the deadly industry of mining and selling asbestos—a known carcinogen that kills more than 100,000 people a year—is still going strong.
VICE Staff
2.16.16
News

Concordia University Commissioned an Asbestos Report Written by a Former Asbestos PR Consultant

The university has pulled the paper from the website, but critics say it shows big business has taken over academics.
Brigitte Noël
9.1.15
Photo

Photos of a Former Asbestos Mining Town That's Lost Its Identity

Asbestos, Quebec, was once home to the largest asbestos mine in the world.
Matthias Walendy
8.26.15
News

Visiting the Deadly Shipbreaking Yards of Bangladesh

Bangladesh's shipbreaking industry poses threats to the environment and its workers' lives, but it makes a lot of money. Workers dream of escaping, but it's almost impossible to get out.
Liza Jansen
8.6.14