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A naturally occurring mineral that forms long, crystallised fibres. Formerly used in manufacturing and building, asbestos use is now banned in Australia because its fibres can cause serious illness.

News: Deadly DIY: Online course safeguards home renovators from asbestos

…be fully aware of potential asbestos in walls, ceilings and floors of their home before undertaking any renovations. “When breathed in, asbestos fibres raise a person’s risk of asbestosis, lung, larynx and ovarian cancer, mesothelioma and other diseases of the…

News: Asbestos health costs hit billions globally

…they have been exposed to asbestos, they should see their GP for advice.” Queenslanders should visit for information on asbestos removal and carrying out asbestos-related work. The research was led by Professor Syed Aljunid and Dr Ahmad Qureshi from…

News: Queensland tradies and renovators reminded of fatal asbestos danger

…provided an opportunity for tradespeople and home renovators to find out how to work safely with asbestos materials before starting a job. “When breathed in, asbestos fibres raise a person’s risk of developing asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma,” Ms McMillan said….