Asbestos In Australia, Then And Now

Asbestos In Australia, Then And Now

At times, such as the 1950’s, Australia has been one of the highest consumers of asbestos in the world. Thankfully since then we have had the substance completely banned from Australia, but that only happened in December of 2003. Not so long ago! The extent of the...
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...