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Click the link below to access a range of Asbestos Safety Fact Sheets on Insurance, Bushfire Safety, Tax Deductions and Chrysotile Asbestos. Information is provided by the Australian Government.
Assess Control Assure Pty Ltd
Managing asbestos during bushfire recovery pdf
Australian Government – Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency
Providing a national focus on asbestos issues which goes beyond workplace safety to encompass environmental and public health concerns.
Victorian Government – Resource for employers, employees, homeowners and tenants
Better Health Channel – Asbestos and your health
Information and links
Virtual Medical Centre – What is Asbestos disease?
Australian Lung Foundation
Cancer Council of Victoria – Mesothelioma
Gippsland Regional Integrated Cancer Service
Asbestos Fact Sheet from U.S. Center for Disease Control
Australian Journal of Earth Sciences – An International Geoscience Journal of the Geological Society of Australia Volume 56, 2009 – Issue 5
NSW Department of Primary Industry
The Australian Asbestos network
World Health Organisation
World Health Organisation position on Asbestos
Asbestos video links
Testing Asbestos suits in 1956
“My Trip to Wittenoom” Australian Mining History
White Gold Pioneers: Asbestos Mining History from Canada
Medical 3D animation showing asbestos fibre entry
Asbestos: Workcover NSW
Incitec Pivot Asbestos Pipe Lagging Removal and Reinsuation
Friable ceiling abatement using FoamShield’s patented method
Asbestos Exposure Research
IARC Monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to Humans
Mesothelioma as a marker for asbestos-related disease in Victoria
History of Asbestos exposure
An American summary of the History of Asbestos Disease as reported in world medical literature. This list of events reflects findings of a medical nature.
Loophole for Asbestos Defendants?
Asbestos exposure in Gippsland/Latrobe Valley
A Very Public Death – dying of mesothelioma and asbestos related lung cancer in the Latrobe Valley
A descriptive exploratory case study undertaken to highlight the needs of people dying of mesothelioma and their families in the Latrobe Valley.
Continuing government cover-up of asbestos health disaster in Australia
From 1924, when the first State Electricity Commission (SEC) power station opened, thousands of tonnes of asbestos were used for insulation. No protection was afforded the workers until the late 1970s. Even during the last few years, the close-knit community has been subjected to clouds of dust as old power stations have been dismantled.
Respiratory physician calls for mass screening of asbestos victims
The World Socialist Web Site interviewed Dr Tony Sasse, a respiratory physician working in the town of Traralgon in Australia’s Latrobe Valley, where diseases associated with asbestos contamination in the Valley’s power stations have reached epidemic proportions.
Working with Asbestos
Asbestos Water Pipe Management
Asbestos Audits Queensland have over twenty years experience at inspecting and reporting on the presence of asbestos in buildings.
Asbestos in doors
Many people don’t know that many doors to flats, units and apartments in Australia contain very dangerous levels of asbestos.
Worksafe Victoria – List of Licenced Asbestos Removalists
Information about asbestos, your legal requirements and how to comply with workplace laws regarding asbestos.
Asbestos in Victoria
EPA has generated a map of Victorian landfills licensed to receive asbestos to assist in identifying the closest disposal option.
ACT Govt. Asbestos Website
Useful site with downloadable booklets on asbestos for homeownwers/renovators etc.
VTHC recognised Victorian Asbestos Removalists
Asbestos Action Groups
The International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS)
The International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS) independent body which is dedicated to the eradication world-wide of the continuing use of asbestos and the minimisation of dangers from asbestos products already within society.
Importing Goods that could contain Asbestos
Importing asbestos or goods containing asbestos into Australia is prohibited, unless a permission has been granted or a lawful exception applies. Visit the Australian Border Force website for important information.