Links to Asbestos Information

These links are to information publicly and freely available online. 
Although they are provided for your interest, ACV/GARDS Inc. does not necessarily endorse and 
cannot take responsibility for information and opinions contained in these external websites.

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Fact Sheets

Click the image 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.

Bushfire Recovery

Assess Control Assure Pty Ltd
Managing asbestos during bushfire recovery pdf

Latrobe Valley Asbestos Taskforce

Established by the Victorian Government in 2019 to undertake a review into how asbestos is managed in the Latrobe Valley. Visit the taskforce website to find out more.

About Asbestos

Australian Government – Asbestos and Silica & 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

The Australian Asbestos network

World Health Organisation

World Health Organisation position on Asbestos

Elimination of Asbestos

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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

History of Asbestos exposure

Medical History
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
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.