Health Checks for Community Members Esposed to Deadly Asbestos Fibres
Dear Members and Friends
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
While we advocate there is no safe level of exposure we have particular concerns for those in the community who as children assisted with home renovations or were playing perhaps in proximity to asbestos being cut, Defence Personnel who served on asbestos lagged ships in the Navy as well as those in the trades who have worked with asbestos and still do today.
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.
You may have been reading the press or listening to our supporters at 6PR so please feel free to contact our office and we will endeavour to assist you.
Our numbers are: 1800 646 690 08 9344 4077
Robert Vojakovic AM JP
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 BCom
Spokesperson for and on behalf of
the Asbestos Diseases Society