Asbestos awareness - were your home or any structures on your property built or renovated before 1987?

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Asbestos was used in thousands of products before 1987. It could be anywhere – in houses, garages, outdoor toilets, chook sheds, dog kennels and other backyard and farm structures.

The Asbestos Awareness campaign has recently released a guide to ensuring safe practices for the management of asbestos in rural and regional communities and on farms (

Asbestos can also occur naturally in rocks and soil and can occur near the ground surface. The Naturally Occurring Asbestos video, featuring Asbestos Awareness Ambassador John Jarratt, covers where such asbestos might be found and how to manage it if it is on your property.

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