Help people in your community to understand the dangers of asbestos by holding a Blue Lamington Drive during Asbestos Awareness Month this November!
Why Raising Awareness of Asbestos Is Important
Asbestos Awareness Month and asbestosawareness.com.au aims to alert Australians to the dangers of working with asbestos during home renovations and maintenance and educate them about where asbestos might be found in and around the home.
With almost every home built or renovated before the mid 1980s likely to contain asbestos in one form or another, the importance of raising awareness of the dangers of releasing asbestos fibres into the air when renovating or maintaining homes cannot be overstated.
Asbestos can be under floor coverings such as carpets, linoleum and vinyl tiles, behind wall and floor tiles, in cement floors, internal and external walls, ceilings, eaves, garages, around hot water pipes, fences, extensions to homes, outdoor toilets and backyard sheds – it could be anywhere.
DIY renovations are increasing so before commencing any home maintenance or renovation work, homeowners and renovators, must learn about where they might find asbestos in the home and how best to manage it so they can protect themselves and their families from asbestos fibres.
To find out where asbestos can be found in your home visit: www.asbestosawareness.com.au