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NOvember is National Asbestos Awareness Month, which aims to educate Australians about the dangers of working with asbestos during home renovations and maintenance and educate them about where asbestos might be found in and around homes and on properties.

Many wrongly believe ONLY fibro homes contain asbestos.  Asbestos products can most likely be found in ANY Australian home built or renovated before 1987 even brick, weatherboard, fibro and clad homes. Asbestos can be found in kitchens, bathrooms, laundries and under floor coverings, behind wall and floor tiles, in cement floors, internal and external walls, garages, ceilings and ceiling space (insulation), eaves, fences, extensions to homes, and backyard sheds: it could be anywhere!

It’s vital that Australians take the warnings seriously, stop playing ‘renovation roulette’ to protect themselves and their families from exposure to asbestos fibres during renovations and maintenance and visit www.asbestosawareness.com.au.

Don’t play renovation roulette!  It’s not worth the risk!  Get to kNOw asbestos this NOvember, visit asbestosawarenss.com.au. 

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For further information please contact Glenn Sargeson, Principal Environmental Health Officer on 9576 4600 or via chatter@chittering.wa.gov.au.  This media statement has no regulatory value.

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