McGill Inquiry Finds No Industry Collusion in Professor’s Asbestos Research

McGill University has cleared a former health researcher at the university of misconduct over allegations that he colluded with the asbestos industry, reports CBC News. The university says its investigation found no evidence that John Corbett McDonald, who is now retired, improperly collected data on the health effects of asbestos or was influenced by the financial support he received from the asbestos industry. His research became a source of controversy this year after a television documentary highlighted the payments and dozens of academics complained to McGill’s Board of Governors, which prompted the inquiry.

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