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Asbestos

When building or renovating, Asbestos can be a major risk factor. The following information has been provided to assist your decision making when it comes to asbestos products in your home.

Asbestos Awareness and Management

Australia has one of the highest rates of asbestos related diseases in the world most likely because Australia has also been ranked among the top consumers of asbestos cement products per capita.

With almost every home built or renovated before the mid 1980s likely to contain asbestos in one form or another; the third wave of people affected by mesothelioma (an incurable asbestos-related cancer), has recently become evident and will continue to rise unless Australians start taking seriously the dangers of asbestos when renovating or maintaining their homes.

For information on how to manage asbestos within the home and community, click on the following links www.asbestosawareness.com.au and www.asbestos.tas.gov.au/

For further information on Asbestos, The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing have produced an information booklet for householders regarding asbestos risks.
Click here to view the booklet.

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