- There is NO safe level of exposure to asbestos fibres!
- Breathing in dust containing asbestos fibres can cause asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.
- Wear the right PPE and follow safety precautions when removing or working with asbestos, otherwise you risk exposing yourself and your family to long-term health risks.
Asbestos was commonly used in brakes clutches and gaskets, cement sheeting (fibro), drainage and flue pipes, roofing, guttering and flexible building boards (eg Villaboard, Hardiflex, etc). Similar cement sheeting products are used today, but are 'asbestos free'.
You might also find some handy links regarding asbestos on http://www.workcover.nsw.gov.au or http://www.health.nsw.gov.au.
If you think you have asbestos in your workplace or home dont risk it use a license contractor to remove it! There are companies like Hazmat Services who can help you safely remove asbestos.
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