Saskatchewan is the first province in Canada to set up an on-line registry for reporting asbestos in public buildings; however there are no legal requirements for schools, health care facilities, and other public places to submit a list of their buildings to that registry. Several organizations are advocating for a change to The Public Health Amendment Act to make reporting asbestos mandatory through an electronic registry accessible to the public.
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In Saskatchewan in 2009, there were 165 cases of melanoma, the most serious kind of skin cancer, and 2,961cases of non-melanoma skin cancers. There were 25 deaths in Saskatchewan due to melanoma in 2009.
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