Range of articles describing, investigating and exploring asbestos in history, its uses and its detrimental effect on our health.
| ||What Is Asbestos Abatement? |
Asbestos Abatement is simply the term used to describe the process of removal or safe containment of asbestos. Asbestos is a highly toxic, now banned substance that was widely used throughout the Australian building industry right up until the 1980’s.
| ||Asbestos Encapsulation |
During much of the twentieth century, asbestos was commonly used by manufacturers and builders, alike, because of its high level of heat resistance. Today, asbestos can no longer be used in Australia, nor many other parts of the world, as a building material, due to its highly toxic fibers. However, the process of asbestos encapsulation, in which the asbestos is sealed within a protective shell, can now make the mineral suitable for use once more.
| ||Identifying Asbestos |
Identifying asbestos in the home or workplace for subsequent removal is not necessarily straightforward, but the chances are that if the building contains materials originating before the 1980's then there is a strong possibility that there will...
| ||Asbestos Exposure |
Asbestos is a material used in a wide range of products because if its versatility, durability, fire resistance and insulation capabilities. On the other hand, prolonged asbestos exposure can cause all manner of illnesses. This means that it is important to know where asbestos might be found and take the necessary measures to prevent getting harmed.
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