Range of articles describing, investigating and exploring asbestos in history, its uses and its detrimental effect on our health.
| ||Asbestos Disposal Costs |
Asbestos Disposal Costs
In the past, Asbestos was used in the construction of some buildings in Australia. Back then it was deemed a rather safe material, and owing to its cost and unique properties it made it a prime material in homes.
| ||Asbestos Encapsulation |
During much of the twentieth century, asbestos was commonly used by manufacturers and builders, alike, because of its high level of heat resistance. Today, asbestos can no longer be used in Australia, nor many other parts of the world, as a building material, due to its highly toxic fibers. However, the process of asbestos encapsulation, in which the asbestos is sealed within a protective shell, can now make the mineral suitable for use once more.
| ||Asbestos Exposure |
Asbestos is a material used in a wide range of products because if its versatility, durability, fire resistance and insulation capabilities. On the other hand, prolonged asbestos exposure can cause all manner of illnesses. This means that it is important to know where asbestos might be found and take the necessary measures to prevent getting harmed.
| ||Asbestos in Brake Pads |
Most Australians had some contact with various types of friction material, the most common being the brake pad. However there are many of us that are still unaware that until 2003 asbestos based friction material was a favourite Australian brake pad lining.
| ||Asbestos in Carpet Underlay |
Many of us home renovators are totally unaware of hidden asbestos hazards in our homes, one of those totally missed by most is a potential hazard of asbestos underlay.
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