The Importance of the Asbestos Removal Melbourne Industry
Asbestos has not been used in domestic building materials since the mid 80’s. As a result, the asbestos removal Melbourne industry has become a demanding need for Australian homeowners. During the first half of the 20th century, growing evidence showed that breathing in asbestos caused scarring of the lungs. In workplaces, asbestos dust exposure was not controlled. During World War II, a large number of workers were exposed to high levels of asbestos.
Throughout Australia in 2003, all asbestos containing products were banned. Asbestos removal Melbourne providers play a key role in domestic, commercial & community projects. Many significant community structures have previously had asbestos removed. This includes:
- Shopping Centres
Asbestos history dates back to over 4,500 years. Humans used to use asbestos for its flexibility, strength and insulation qualities. The Romans used asbestos for its flame-retardant and insulation properties by weaving asbestos fibers into fabrics. The Ancient Egyptians used asbestos to make their clothing more durable.
In recent times, we’ve used asbestos in homes, commercial buildings, sheds and farm structures. Asbestos was a cheap, durable and flexible material to use. Most prominently, asbestos was a naturally insulating and fireproofing material. More information about asbestos and its use can be found here.
Risks with Asbestos
Asbestos causes risk to an individual’s health through exposure. Asbestos exposure can come from inhaling or swallowing asbestos fibers in the air.
The highest asbestos risk exposure is during demolition or renovation activities. Asbestos-containing materials can also disintergrate overtime, causing asbestos fibers to become air-borne and creating dust made of tiny particles.
People can swallow asbestos if they drink or eat contaminated food or liquid containing asbestos. For more information about how asbestos can cause health issues, click here.
You can be risk-free from asbestos in your home or workplace. Call Southstar Asbestos Removals for a free quote!