Mesothelioma and Asbestos Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that is caused due to the exposure to Asbestos. This affects the protective tissues that cover the lungs and abdomen. There are four types of Mesothelioma namely: Pleural Mesothelioma that attacks lungs having an incidence of over 75% of the reported cases Peritoneal Mesothelioma found in…

5 items you must have to remove asbestos safely Removing asbestos is a hazardous activity, and as such has strict requirements for personal protection equipment.  The following 5 items are essential to have before undertaking any asbestos removal work. A Good Respirator An ordinary dust mask is not enough to protect you when working with…

When people talk about asbestos what they are really referring to is any type of fibrous silicate minerals used in construction. Asbestos was a popular building material from the 1940s right through until the 1980s as an insulator and fire retardant.  In the mid 1980s the effects on health became apparent and asbestos was made illegal…

Cost of Asbestos Removal For the financial year 2016-2017, $350-$400 + Labour is the amount that an Australian homeowner should expect to pay for removal of up to 10 square metres of bonded asbestos from their property. Removal of bonded asbestos up to and including that quantity can be performed by a general tradesperson in…

Why You Need an Asbestos Inspection Specialist Asbestos was extensively used as a viable building material during the last century and many homes, industrial and office structures were built with a lot of it. Asbestos is a naturally available mineral with very good physical characteristics and contains fibers having very high tensile strength. This along…