Asbestos and Renovations

Asbestos and Renovations

So you’ve just bought your dream home… well almost. You’ve bought the house that you are going to turn into your dream home. There are so many ways to transform old houses into a place that feels like home, and amongst all the ups and downs of making that a reality is...
When Was Asbestos Banned in Australia?

When Was Asbestos Banned in Australia?

In Australia, a large majority of asbestos produced, was used in manufacturing asbestos cement, which was a staple material in building construction.  The asbestos based materials were cheap, durable and fire resistant. Australia has one of the highest asbestos...
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...
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...