Health Checks for Community Members Esposed to Deadly Asbestos Fibres
The Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia Inc is concerned at the increasing numbers of cases of the deadly asbestos caused cancer mesothelioma in the community from DIY renovations. You can expect to find asbestos products in homes built pre-1987 in various forms (eaves, fences, old floor tiles depending on the year your home was built in). Precautions can be taken to seal and or remove these please refer to Worksafe WA.
If you are concerned about your exposure whether through your work or through DIY renovations please call our office 1800 646 690 to arrange a health check with our Doctor. The disease mesothelioma has a latency period 0f 25 – 40 years. With the majority of cases developing in the 35-40 year period since exposure.
Our numbers are: 1800 646 690 08 9344 4077
Quoting a Kenyan proverb ...
"We do not inherit the earth from our parents, rather we borrow it from our children."
The principal aim of this website is to provide information on asbestos, its risk and to initiate programs to reduce the fourth wave of asbestos diseases which has already begun, and inevitably will become more insidious if exposure to asbestos in public and private buildings, schools and the environment is not abated.
President of the Asbestos Diseases Society,
Robert Vojakovic AM JP
Spokesperson for and on behalf of
the Asbestos Diseases Society