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Blog about asbestos Melbourne

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03 November 2014

Asbestos products found around the home

Asbestos Melbourne can be loosely or firmly bound. In older homes, firmly bound asbestos may be found in: Exterior fibre cement cladding (AC or fibro) and weatherboards Artificial brick cladding Flexible building boards – eave linings, bathroom linings, cement tile underlay Corrugated cement roofing Flue pipes Architectural cement pipe columns Textured paint Vinyl floor tiles or coverings.   Loosely bound or 'friable' asbestos Melbourne was rarely used in domestic...

03 November 2014

Risks of existing asbestos

Asbestos was commonly used in building materials between the 1940s and the late 1980s. It was used because it is fire resistant, durable and an efficient insulating material. Now that we are aware of the health risks, it is no longer mined in Australia. Since the beginning of 2004, it has also not been imported or used in any Australian products. Asbestos Melbourne only poses a risk to health when asbestos fibres are breathed in. The presence of asbestos in home building materials...

03 November 2014

Australia's silent killer

The majority of people know asbestos is a very dangerous substance, but many do not understand what it is or why the mineral is bad for the body. Understanding asbestos is important because the illnesses associated with the substance can cause serious medical problems and even death. Asbestos removal Melbourne is good option to be healthy. According to the Asbestos Management Review Report released in August, there have been 4700 deaths from mesothelioma in Australia since records began in...

03 November 2014

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos Melbourne is the name given to a group of fibrous silicate minerals that can potentially cause lung disease if inhaled. It is a mineral fibre that exists naturally in the ground in various parts of Australia and the world. There are three main types of asbestos: Crocidolite (blue asbestos); Amosite (brown asbestos) and; Chrysotile (white asbestos).   It is strong, flexible, and resistant to heat, chemicals and electrical conditions. Large amounts of asbestos...