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Asbestos in Carpet Underlay

Many of us home renovators are totally unaware of hidden asbestos hazards in our homes. One of those totally missed by most is a potential hazard of asbestos underlay, or should we say asbestos fibres contained within hessian asbestos underlay...


Asbestos in Brake Pads

Most Australians had some contact with various types of friction material, the most common being the brake pad. However there are many of us that are still unaware that until 2003 asbestos based friction material was a favourite Australian brake...


Asbestos Waste Disposal

Asbestos is a material that has many applications in a wide range of industries. On the other hand, improper handling and disposal can cause many health complications. That being said, there are a few things an individual or company can do to safe...


Asbestos testing; your choices

Asbestos is used in both commercial and residential buildings. The problem is that it can cause many health problems after prolonged exposure. This is why asbestos testing is important. You can either test for this material by yourself or hire...


Asbestos Mining in Australia

A complete ban on asbestos was introduced in Australia in 1991, though some materials that were in storage were still being utilized in the years that followed. Queensland began regulating asbestos removal in 2005, and those that remove and haul...


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...


The Ancient World: Asbestos In History

Despite it's image as a modern material, human civilisations association with asbestos goes back over 4000 years, when evidence shows that it was being used by Baltic culture's who used anthophylite to strengthen earthen ware cooking pots and...


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...


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 ...


Asbestos Insulation

Asbestos is a set of naturally occurring silicate minerals. There are six total and they all have long thin fibrous crystals. Because of their unique and useful properties they have long been manufactured for commercial purposes...

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