Asbestos: know the risks

Monday 03 Nov 2014

Australians adore their DIY, but the experts are warning not to risk playing ‘renovation roulette’ with asbestos.

At least one in three Australian homes contain asbestos, and November is Asbestos Awareness Month – dedicated to making sure people know what this deadly material it is and how to avoid its toxic impacts in the home.

Read more: Asbestos Awareness Month

And it’s not just those conducting major renovations who should be aware of the risks. Even banging a hole in a wall to hang a picture could potentially release asbestos fibres. So it’s important to understand the risks and know how to manage them.

 

http://www.realestate.com.au/blog/asbestos-risks/

- Venessa Paech