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Victorian Tradespeople Warned About Asbestos Risk

Following a campaign that included radio, print and online advertisements, Victoria’s tradespeople are being educated about the risks associated with asbestos. The campaign which began earlier this month aims to ensure tradespeople can clearly identify asbestos and avoid putting themselves

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Reducing the Use of Known Carcinogens in Construction

As a construction worker, are you familiar with the risks of asbestos and other known carcinogens on the building site? This was a question posed in a new article on Sourceable.net. As the writer of the post points out, its

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Possible New Wave of Asbestos Victims due to D-I-Y Renovators

Fears have been raised that the increase in popularity of D-I-Y home renovations may lead to a new wave of asbestos victims. People with homes built before 2000 may be unaware of the presence of asbestos in their homes and

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641 People Diagnosed with Mesothelioma in 2014

According to The Australian Mesothelioma Registry’s (AMR) 4th annual report, there were 641 new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed between 1 January and 31 December last year. Of these new cases  518 were males and 123 were females. The majority  of

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Mesothelioma Sufferers Survival Rate May be Helped by Aspirin

According to researchers at The University of Hawaii, aspirin may help improve the survival rate of mesothelioma sufferers. Mesothelioma is caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos and is most common among workers in the construction and motor industries. Although it

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Mesothelioma Breakthrough offers Sufferers Some Hope

There seems to be some hope for those suffering from Mesothelioma, an asbestos induced cancer which affects more people in this country than any other around the world. Australian scientists have made a breakthrough which they say will benefit people

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White Card Update: Risk of Asbestos Related Diseases

Recently asbestos has been discovered on a number of sites across the country. Asbestos was discovered on a construction maintenance site on the Sydney Harbour Bridge after a previous contractor carelessly disregarded the waste improperly, placing workers and the public

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Governments New Plan to Tackle Asbestos Harm in Oz

Asbestos has been used in thousands of materials and products throughout Australia for decades and have historically been used in places that were likely to experience intense exposure to the elements, friction etc. which would degrade and deteriorate the product.

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