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Health Info - Asbestos



Asbestos containing materials were commonly used in building materials from 1940 until the end of 1980 because of their durability, fire resistance and good insulation properties. At the time, the health risks associated with asbestos were not known. Airborne asbestos fibres are extremely hazardous to health and as such, it is against the law not to control the risk in homes and workplaces.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland regulate businesses, contractors and occupants of a commercial premises handling or removing asbestos.