The month of November is Asbestos Awareness Month, an initiative which aims to educate home owners and renovators of the asbestos related health risks associated with do-it-yourself (DIY) projects around the home.
At least one in three Australian homes contains products entirely or partially comprised of asbestos fibres. Asbestos products can most likely be found in any Australian home built or renovated before 1987, including those constructed of brick, weatherboard, fibro or a home with exterior cladding.
If you are thinking about renovating or doing any DIY projects around the home, you must be aware of asbestos and the health risks associated with handling asbestos products.
For information regarding how to safely manage asbestos found in the home, please visit the city's website.
For more information about asbestos awareness and safety, including a 20 point asbestos safety check, visit the Asbestos Awareness website.