While asbestos has long been banned in Australia, it continues to be used in products manufactured overseas, despite the availability of safe alternatives.
The Federal Government has conceded that it is unable to guarantee that Chinese imports are free of asbestos.
The devastating recent cyclone not only destroyed buildings in Port Vila, it also caused a major cleanup problem with asbestos.
Asbestos awareness groups work hard to educate homeowners, but less has been done to educate real estate agents about asbestos.
Thousands of Australians may have been exposed to an American insulation product at the centre of one of the world’s most costly asbestos scandals.
James Hardie’s proposal to pay its compensation fund in instalments has been been with outrage by asbestos disease advocacy groups.
With so many Australian homes containing asbestos, the risk of particles becoming airborne during natural disasters is one that many are unaware of.
Learn about how to get reliable asbestos testing without unexpected costs.
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.