A town called Asbestos

Now this is a story all about how
This town got flipped turned upside down
And I'd like to take a minute just sit right there
I'll tell you about the name change of a  town called… Asbestos 

Yes there really is a town called Asbestos and yes it really is changing its name!

In probably the most obvious article of the decade, the canadian town, near Quebec, is changing its name due to the word asbestos having negative connotations. 

For those of you who don’t know, asbestos was used in buildings during the 30’s-mid 80’s for its heat and electrical insulating properties.  However it has since emerged that when fibres of the mineral become airborne, they can be extremely dangerous when breathed in.  

People are very cautious about the town, which is unfortunate as it’s only it’s name.  So much so that the local council said the name was “hindering plans to develop external economic relations”.

It’s so bad that investors even refused to take a business card at a recent Business development event in Ohio. 

Some new names that aren’t being considered include Nicotine, Weedkillerz and Bleach 

* No idea what the new name will be, it’s not Aspesticse.

What would you rename the town of Asbestos? Let us know in the comments below.  


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