Australia has one of the highest rates of asbestos-related diseases in the world. This year’s theme is Get to kNOw asbestos this NOvember. If you are thinking about renovating and you suspect you have asbestos in your home: Dont cut it! Don’t drill it! Don’t drop it! Don’t sand it! Don’t saw it! Don’t scrape it! Don’t scrub it! Don’t dismantle it! Don’t tip it! Don’t waterblast it! Don’t demolish it! And whatever you do… Don’t dump it!
Asbestos is highly dangerous. If breathed in, the fibres can be deadly. It was banned in Australia in 2003, but its legacy continues to haunt us with around one in three homes containing asbestos. For more information visit http://asbestosawareness.com.au