You might be surprised to know what materials contain asbestos. It was used in more than 3000 products prior to 1990 and still lurks in things like cement roofing, walls, flooring, insulation and vinyl tiles.
Australia was one of the highest users of asbestos worldwide. It’s estimated 4000 Australians die from asbestos-related diseases every year and tradies are among the most at risk for asbestos exposure.
There’s no known safe level of exposure. Knowing what to look for might not be as easy as you think.
Check out our interactive tool to help you identify where asbestos might lurk. You’ll also discover how to safely dispose of asbestos.