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Health Info - Asbestos

Health risks


Being around asbestos materials does not necessarily create a health risk, as long as there is no damage to the materials - it is only when fine particles become airborne and are inhaled that you should be concerned. Activities such as cutting asbestos materials with a power tool and cleaning fibro roofs (containing asbestos) are prohibited as it is difficult to contain the asbestos fibres.

Breathing in asbestos fibres has been linked to three asbestos related diseases:

  • asbestosis
  • mesothelioma
  • lung cancer.