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...
Heritage Listings; Renovation and Demolition

Heritage Listings; Renovation and Demolition

Heritage listings NSW protect properties from destruction because of the significant value it brings to the community. Listing these significant landmarks creates a legal framework for managing potential changes made to the properties, ensuring their historical...
Creating an Asbestos-Free Australia

Creating an Asbestos-Free Australia

Every year, the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency hold a two day summit, with a focus on debating and developing the next strategic plan for seeing an asbestos-free Australia. The current strategic plan was developed for the four year period of 2014-2018, so...

Comparing Asbestos With Modern Day Fibre Cement

Asbestos is no longer being used in construction of buildings. Today asbestos has been replaced by Fibre Cement; a material with almost identical properties, but without the dangerous fibres. Asbestos can still be found in homes built or renovated before 1990, but is...