November is National Asbestos Awareness Month, which aims to reduce asbestos-related diseases by urging renovators and tradies to ‘Respect Asbestos and STOP playing renovation roulette because it’s not worth the risk.
We all need to respect the dangers of asbestos just as we respect the dangers of electricity. Asbestos can be in any home built or renovated before 1990 including fibro, brick, weatherboard, clad homes and apartments. Asbestos can be lurking in kitchens, bathrooms, laundries, under floor coverings, behind wall and floor tiles, in cement floors, internal and external walls, ceilings, garages, eaves, fences, extensions and sheds. With asbestos-containing materials remaining in one-third of Aussie homes, it’s vital we learn to respect the invisible dangers of asbestos just as we respect the invisible dangers of electricity, and only use licenced asbestos removalists because it’s not worth the risk. To find out what you need to know to manage asbestos safely visit www.asbestosawareness.com.au