LET­TER OF THE WEEK

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - YOUR SAY -

AS­BESTOS is a killer that con­tin­ues to claim the lives of Aus­tralians years af­ter it was banned in Aus­tralia in 2003. To save lives on a mis­sion to ed­u­cate more we’re Aus­tralians than ever be­fore about po­ten­tially dan­ger­ous as­bestos prod­ucts still lurk­ing in one third of Aussie homes. The First Wave of vic­tims were min­ers and man­u­fac­tur­ers of as­bestos and their wives who died from mesothe­lioma. The Sec­ond Wave were tradies who’d worked as­bestos-con­tain­ing prod­ucts. with In re­cent times the Third Wave are home­own­ers, DIY-ers and tradies, most at risk when they ren­o­vate homes, un­know­ingly dis­turb as­bestos and in­hale the fi­bres that can kill. John Jar­ratt, As­bestos Aware­ness Month am­bas­sador

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