DAN­GER IS WIDE­SPREAD

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As­bestos was widely used in build­ing ma­te­ri­als be­fore 1990 so if your home was built or ren­o­vated be­fore this it most likely con­tains as­bestos

At least one in three Aus­tralian homes con­tain as­bestos in­clud­ing brick, weath­er­board, fi­bro and clad homes

Com­mon places as­bestos may be found in­clude wet ar­eas, cladding, garages, eaves, roofs, fences and elec­tri­cal switch­boards

If as­bestos is dis­turbed dur­ing ren­o­va­tions, your health and that of your fam­ily could be at risk

Prod­ucts made from as­bestos ce­ment in­clude fi­bro sheet­ing, wa­ter, drainage and flue pipes, roof­ing shin­gles, gut­ter­ing and floor and wall cov­er­ings

If sheet­ing is in good con­di­tion it does not pose a threat; leave it alone

If look­ing to ren­o­vate, call in an ex­pert to as­sess whether as­bestos is present

There are le­gal re­quire­ments re­gard­ing as­bestos man­age­ment

Coun­cil is the first port of call for all in­for­ma­tion.

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