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Old carpet underlay unlikely asbestos risk

The West Australian Department of Health has reassured the public that old carpet underlay was extremely unlikely ... had concluded that the possibility of asbestos fibres being in carpet underlay was ... read more

Carpet underlay asbestos risk 'very low'

The Western Australian Health Department says an investigation has found there is a very low risk to the public from asbestos fibres contained in old carpet underlay in some Perth homes. The ... read more

The word that should strike fear into our hearts

Most homes had an asbestos cloth on their kitchen stove as a fireproof safety product and it was used as carpet underlay and insulation ... and it is a disease that can be caused by very low level ... read more

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Asbestos classrooms to be destroyed as teachers trained to identify asbestos

A risk assessment report obtained by the Herald Sun states that contract workers replacing water damaged carpet ... very low” and the rest of the school community to be “negligible”. Meanwhile, ... read more

Health Department issues carpet asbestos warning

“While the likelihood of asbestos fibres being present in carpet underlay is low, people should remain vigilant when removing ... with old carpets to get a clearer picture of the level of risk and the ... read more

How Dangerous Is Asbestos From the Steam Pipe Explosion in New York?

“Nobody can ever say a zero risk,” said Dr. Norman Edelman, a pulmonologist who is a professor of medicine at Stony Brook University and a senior scientific adviser to the American Lung Association. ... read more

Killer carpet: union demands asbestos inspections

The practice of using the recycled, asbestos-ridden bags in a carpet underlay is understood ... "So if you have been very shortly exposed to asbestos not in a very intensive way, and when you are in ... read more

One-third of American schools still contain asbestos. That's unconscionable

Roughly one-third of American schools contain asbestos, the dangerous mineral once heralded for its fire-resistant properties, but which we now know causes cancer and a host of other diseases, even at ... read more

Toxic homes: New Zealand's asbestos legacy

"While I did work for Worksafe, I argued that the government should have a national strategy, but I didn't get very far ... to contain asbestos products. It can be found in building materials ... read more

Asbestos and the great Aussie DIY obsession: the impending killer 'third wave'

Asbestos could be in your corrugated roofing, guttering, eaves and downpipes, in the lining behind tiles in kitchens and bathrooms, in old hot water systems (including flues), even in carpet underlay ... read more

Lawyers urge school parents to log exposure to asbestos

Lawyers are urging parents to officially record their children’s exposure to asbestos ... health risk to the parents and teacher who cleaned the rooms to be “relatively low”, the risk to the students ... read more

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