NATIONAL ASBESTOS AWARENESS MONTH
It's National Asbestos Awareness Month, so now is a great time to learn about asbestos risks so you and your family can stay as safe as possible.
If left undisturbed, asbestos generally does not pose a health risk. However, when disturbed during renovations and home maintenance, asbestos fibres can be released into the air, causing life-threatening diseases including lung cancer, pleural disease, asbestosis and mesothelioma, if inhaled.
With every home built or renovated before 1987 likely to contain asbestos, National Asbestos Awareness Month is all about educating Australians about the dangers in and around homes and how to manage asbestos safely.
Get to know asbestos!
Use this following resources to learn important facts about asbestos and asbestos management:
National Asbestos Awareness Month is the initiative of the Asbestos Education Committee working in partnership with the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute and is supported by the Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia, the Federal Asbestos Safety & Education Agency and various levels of government, nationally.