CFMEU officials have found piles of suspected asbestos at Adelaide’s historic Shed 26, some of which were swept into piles […]
Asbestos is notorious for causing diseases that far outweigh its benefits as a fireproof material. Its microscopic fibers are easily […]
The Central Coast Council has announced that building waste found on Wamberal Beach has been confirmed to contain asbestos. The […]
Australia prohibits the importation and use of all types of asbestos, yet asbestos materials remain a serious health threat to […]
China-imported hazardous asbestos fibres were found in Nystar’s Lead and Zinc smelter in South Australia exposing 700 of employees at […]
Australia used to trust asbestos for almost all of their construction purposes. It was in 1980 when cement products containing […]
Before, asbestos served as a widely used ingredient for construction materials. It became the most ideal material to use because […]
Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral that has been mined extensively and made into a variety of products. The versatility of asbestos paved its way to be used in numerous industries. It is resistant to fire, electrical and chemical damage. Light enough to be worn, it is spun into and woven into protective clothing and gloves. Its usefulness has been founded since ancient times, the Greeks spun them into cloth and made napkins and tablecloth from them. These effects were eventually thrown into the fire to be cleaned and they came out undamaged with no burn marks but whiter before they went in.