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Asbestos Mining in Australia

The History of Asbestos in Australia

The term asbestos is actually a generic term that is used to refer to a type of silicate minerals that are naturally occurred. Asbestos is mined and then milled from native rock. Among those most common types of asbestos minerals are amosite, chrysotile, crocidolite, anthophyllite, tremolite, and anctinolite. Very thin and fibrous, asbestos is also

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Asbestos danger sign

Asbestos | Does the danger still exist?

It is estimated that 1 in 3 Australian homes still contain Asbestos. Unfortunately, the material that was so commonly used throughout the 1980’s is still causing problems to families all across Australia. Now that the billions of dollars of compensation that James Hardies fund has paid out is not headline news there is a consensus

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Identifying Asbestos

Tips for Identifying Asbestos in your home

We hear more and more about asbestos in today’s media and how it can be harmful (or even fatal) to the people that come in contact with it. That being said, if you are living in an older style home, you may be worried that your building contains some form of this harmful material. While

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It Might be Asbestos

Help I think it might be Asbestos!

So you have found some materials that you think could contain asbestos. What should you do now? Follow these steps to ensure that you will not put yourself or others at risk of harm. Stop working! Don’t damage the material Check for asbestos on you Keep others out of the area Put up a sign

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