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Construction workers at risk from asbestos in Chinese building products

Reported by Haydee | 24 Feb, 2016

Many Australian building sites are contaminated with deadly asbestos. This is according to Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency CEO Peter Tighe who said 64 sites used asbestos-contaminated concrete fibre sheeting in construction imported from China.

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Manage asbestos following a natural disaster safely

Reported by Haydee | 11 Jan, 2016

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) is warning building owners, workers and homeowners to be aware of the dangers of disturbed asbestos after a natural disaster.

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United in promoting awareness on asbestos safety

Reported by Haydee | 23 Dec, 2015

Rugby league legend and Asbestos Awareness Ambassador Trevor Gillmesiter and Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Grace Grace met Julia and Don Sager who lost their son to mesothelioma to discuss the importance of keeping people safe from asbestos.

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Asbestos Awareness Seminar held in Adelaide

Reported by Haydee | 25 Nov, 2015

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union and Asbestos Victims Association Asbestos Awareness Seminar was a success with SafeWork SA providing information about regulations to protect people from the dangers of asbestos in the workplace.

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November is Asbestos Awareness Month

Reported by Haydee | 04 Nov, 2015

There will be displays, activities and events across Queensland to raise asbestos awareness. Safety inspectors will also demonstrate how to safely work with asbestos material.

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Compound offers hope of stopping mesothelioma progression

Reported by Haydee | 14 Aug, 2015

For years, scientists have looked for a cure to this dreaded disease, and researchers from the University of Technology Sydney have discovered a compound which manifested promising results, thus, having real potential to halt progression of mesothelioma.

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Awareness on asbestos risks and management urged

Reported by Haydee | 02 Dec, 2014

Education is the best key to preventing asbestos-related diseases and NSW residents and tradespeople are encouraged to check the information available on asbestos awareness.com on the potential risks of being exposed to asbestos and how to manage asbestos products.