Perth is known as the asbestos capital of not only Australia, but of the world. With almost every home built before 1987 containing asbestos. Even after a ban was put on for Asbestos Mining in Australia is the mid 1980’s. Asbestos was still allowed to be legally supplied and installed until 31st of December 2003.
The most shocking statistic is that approximately 98% of residents in Perth are within 1km of Asbestos material.