Did you know that Australia's regional pipelines contain asbestos material? Many of Australia's water pipes containing asbestos cement (manufactured by James Hardie) are now starting to erode and in need of repair or replacement. Whilst the asbestos-laced water pipes are located all over Australia, the issue is more acute in regional areas. Currently, there is no evidence the pipes can cause cancer by drinking water from them however, there is a potential danger from dust when the pipes are disturbed. If you or someone you know:
- works on a worksite where you believe there is asbestos,
- works in asbestos removal,
- believe you have been exposed to asbestos in your workplace, or
- have developed a dust related disease,
call Bree Knoester on (03) 9321 9879.