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Some NSW councils are trialling a scheme which makes it cheaper for householders to dispose of asbestos legally.
Before its dangers were widely known, asbestos found its way into Christmas decorations, jewellery, and even clothing.
This November marks Asbestos Awareness Month, a nationwide initiative to alert Australians to the dangers of handling asbestos in the workplace and home.
Unions are insisting that James Hardie meet the expected funding shortfall forecast due to the rise in new claims for asbestos related illness.
Twenty-five residents of Sunshine North, Melbourne, have died or fallen ill from environmental exposure to asbestos from a former asbestos factory.
The putty used to seal windows can contain asbestos, especially in houses built in the early and middle parts of the 20th century.
The Mr Fluffy controversy has brought the recently established Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency into the news.
The Mr Fluffy story just won’t go away. The NSW Government will be checking properties suspected of being contaminated with loose-fill asbestos insulation.
The Mr Fluffy loose fill asbestos insulation story affecting Canberra householders is part of the terrible legacy of past dangerous asbestos practices.