Item: News Digest for February 10, 2022

McGill to review asbestos findings:
McGill University has begun reviewing findings from an extensive research project regarding the relationship between asbestos and cancer. A CBC report alleges that McGill researcher J. Corbett McDonald received a million dollars from the asbestos industry in the 1960s and 1970s. His research concluded that an asbestos byproduct called chrysotile was “innocuous" for human health and suitable for export. A Brown University professor alleges McDonald, who is now retired, manipulated the data.