How to Identify Asbestos

How to Identify Asbestos

Identify When Your Home Was Built Asbestos was largely used in construction prior to the late 1980s in Australia. Australia banned the import and use or blue or brown asbestos products in the mid 1980s and banned the manufacture or import of white asbestos in late...
Talcum Powder and Cancer: Myth Busted

Talcum Powder and Cancer: Myth Busted

Recently, speculation was made that Talcum Powder contained asbestos and therefore was causing ovarian cancer. In July last year, Johnson & Johnson were ordered to pay $6 billion in compensation to 22 women and their families whom claimed their cases of ovarian...
Common Places You Might Find Asbestos in Your Home

Common Places You Might Find Asbestos in Your Home

Asbestos is no longer being used in construction in Australia because of the overwhelming negative health effects it has on the human body. During the 20th century, asbestos was a staple in construction and was often used as a form on insulation due to its...
Things to Consider When Renovating an Old Home

Things to Consider When Renovating an Old Home

Transforming your old, worn out home into a modern day oasis is a super exciting task. However as much as we want it to be a smooth task from start to finish, we often encounter some unexpected bumps along the way. Things like asbestos, mould, dodgy plumbing and...
Types of Asbestos

Types of Asbestos

Asbestos is a fibrous material, used as an insulation method in homes prior to the 1990s here in Australia. Asbestos can cause serious health issues if the toxic fibres are ingested. Asbestos is not a new material, it has a long history, and is now banned from being...
History of Asbestos

History of Asbestos

History of Asbestos- Ancient Times Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used for various purposes, for thousands of years. Historians believe the earliest use of Asbestos can be traced back to 4000BC, where long strings of asbestos were used as...
Is There a Cure for Mesothelioma?

Is There a Cure for Mesothelioma?

What is Mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is a type of cancer affecting the mesothelial cells in the body which are found around most internal organs. Mesothelioma can be diagnosed in two forms; pleural and peritoneal. Plural mesothelioma starts in the membrane of the lungs,...
7 Asbestos Myths Explained

7 Asbestos Myths Explained

Asbestos has been around for a very long time, and is known by a lot of people as a dangerous material. Often incorrect information is spread about Asbestos and the impacts it has on people. These asbestos myths are easily explained! Asbestos Myth #1: Living in a...