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Asbestos was commonly used in building materials due to its durability, fire resistance and insulation properties.
Many common areas where asbestos may be present include kitchens and wet areas such as bathrooms and laundries, insulation in wood heaters, asbestos cement sheeting in living room and bedroom walls and inside of cupboards.
Externally, asbestos was commonly used in lining under the eaves, in flat patterned and corrugated wall and roof sheeting, in sheds and garages and in electrical meter boxes.
Asbestos fibres may be present in a number of products previously used in the Australian building industry including:
- Roofing, shingles and siding
- Exterior wall cladding
- Thermal boards around fireplaces
- Backing material on floor tiles and vinyl flooring
- Gaskets in woods stoves
- Textured paints
- Water or flue pipes
- Insulation used on hot water pipes, domestic heaters and stoves
“At first it was miners and wharfies, then all sorts of tradesmen.
Now a different generation of home renovators and others are being diagnosed with cancer after exposure to asbestos.
The number of mesothelioma cases is rising in Australia (which already has the highest per capita rate in the world) as the so-called “third wave” of victims is diagnosed.
First came the miners, many from the deadly Wittenoom blue asbestos mine in the Pilbara, which closed in 1967. Next were the people who worked directly with the asbestos, in factories, unloading it at the docks or as builders, plumbers, electricians and carpenters.
Now the third wave is engulfing people who are renovating their homes. Tens of thousands of DIY home renovators are taking sledgehammers to old bathrooms, sheds and chook houses – often with their children watching and helping.
Should you be playing renovation roulette?