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B.C.'s official tree is a source of health problems for many in forestry industry

They are a central part of Northwest Coast aboriginal culture, not to mention the construction industry and provincial economy, but western red cedar trees — B.C.'s official tree — also cause serious lung problems for those who inhale their dust on the job.

Hans Brezina, 57, knows this too well. The Mission-area man happily worked in the forestry industry for three decades, but had to give it up a few years ago because of serious asthma.

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Source: Vancouver Sun

 
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