DIY Renovators – Next Wave Of Asbestos Related Diseases
It has been reported that the next wave of people suffering from asbestosis and mesothelioma are home renovators. As asbestos is present in a high percentage of properties in Australia, there is no need to take unnecessary risks.
Renovation budgets can blow out very easily, but an informed and educated decision as where to save money and where to spend money is crucial. If your worried about “budget blowouts” when it comes to asbestos removal, have a look at our Your Budget page, to get an idea of the precautions that we recommend you take when deciding on an appropriate business to remove asbestos.
If asbestos has been removed incorrectly, your entire house may be contaminated, this may include the bedrooms. For the safety of your health, and that of your family, when dealing with asbestos, you must treat it with caution and handle it is lethal. We have removed asbestos from hundreds of houses throughout the state; we treat every house like it’s our own. Our methods and standards are, in our opinion, the best in the state.
A study published in the Medical Journal of Australia, reports an “increase in the number of malignant mesothelioma cases in Western Australia over the past decade is the result of home renovation and do-it-yourself (DIY) renovators, where projects involving building products containing asbestos”.
These Home Renovator cases are often referred to as the “Third Wave” of asbestos related disease sufferers. The first wave being millers, miners and transport workers. The second wave being those who worked with asbestos products.
Here is a list of some products that were available, that you may not know contained asbestos Asbestos Products
As rare as these products may seem, they were once readily available throughout the world. It has been reported that over 99% of people living in Australia between 1970-1980 were exposed to some form of asbestos material in their own homes.