November is National Asbestos Awareness month. Homeowners and tradies are urged to “Stop playing renovation roulette because its not worth the risk.”
Asbestos lurks in one third of Australian homes.
Homes built or renovated before 1990 can contain asbestos.
The World Health Organisation says there is no known safe minimum level of exposure to asbestos
Approximately 700 people die annually due to asbestos related mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer.
If undisturbed, well maintained, and in a stable, sealed condition, asbestos is unlikely to pose health risks.