The danger in a third of Aussie homes

The danger in a third of Aussie homes

A government agency has launched an urgent new campaign about asbestos, with the dangerous mineral still being found in one third of Australian homes. Australia had one of the highest rates of asbestos in the world until the mid-1980s when it was commonly used in the construction of homes and buildings, but now it is known that it can cause cancer. The naturally occurring mineral fibre can be found on the inside or outside of homes built before 1990 and is dangerous when it is damaged, disturbed or deteriorating. It has prompted the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency to launch a new campaign to inform the public of their responsibilities and rights when it comes to asbestos. The agency’s chief executive Justine Ross said it was important that Australians were …
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