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NSW bushfires: Asbestos Hazard When Returning to your Fire Damaged House

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Timely reminder of Asbestos Hazard with the bush fires in NSW

Police are warning of asbestos hazards in buildings destroyed by fires.

If your home or your neighbour’s home was constructed before 1987 then it can potentially have asbestos containing materials.
You should take the following precautions:

Check with emergency services it is safe to re-enter your property

Houses with asbestos debris should be assessed by a licensed Asbestos Assessor

A type "P2" dust mask and disposable coveralls should be worn where asbestos may be disturbed

You can get more information at the EPA's website by clicking here:
http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/waste/asbestos/home.htm ;


Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/nsw-bushfires-live-updates-october-22-20131022-2vxsm.html#ixzz2iRO7uRNj

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Jean-luc Morales's curator insight, July 21, 2015 4:00 AM

En France le niveau de protection minimum d'un masque respiratoire contre les poussières d'amiante est de type P3....Mais les pompiers n'utilise que des protection contre les fumées et non contre l'amiante!

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Asbestos consumption on the rise in Asia - Radio Australia

Asbestos consumption on the rise in Asia Radio Australia Sugio Furuya, coordinator of the Asian Ban Asbestos Network, or A-BAN, has told Radio Australia's Asia Pacific consumption among many Asian countries is still on the rise, although countries...
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Asbestos verdict in two years - Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney Morning Herald

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Sydney Morning Herald Asbestos verdict in two years - Sydney Morning Herald Sydney Morning Herald A Sydney judge has taken more than two years to make a decision in a case against the founder of the Clean Up Israel environmental campaign, who has...
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Employee sues Empire District Electric Co.; lawsuit claims exposure to harmful ... - Joplin Globe

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Australian Asbestos Research Institute Plans microRNA Drug Trial in ... - GenomeWeb

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Research Prompts National Asbestos Awareness Month "Stop Playing ... - NewsMaker (press release)

Research Prompts National Asbestos Awareness Month "Stop Playing ... - NewsMaker (press release) | Asbestos News | Scoop.it
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Court orders jail time for dumping waste containing asbestos - Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

Court orders jail time for dumping waste containing asbestos - Mondaq News Alerts (registration) | Asbestos News | Scoop.it
Court orders jail time for dumping waste containing asbestos Mondaq News Alerts (registration) On 5 April 2012, Mr Hanna transported and deposited eight loads of construction and demolition waste, containing asbestos fragments, to a property in...
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Asbestos: A continuing failure of ethics by McGill University - rabble.ca

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Asbestos: A continuing failure of ethics by McGill University
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Plea for information after Sheffield man's asbestos death - The Star

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Plea for information after Sheffield man's asbestos death
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The partner of a Sheffield man who died from asbestos-related cancer is appealing for help about how he breathed in the deadly dust.
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Mesothelioma Invades All Walks of Life

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Once again, mesothelioma has shown that it is a disease that knows no bounds. Last week a famous Hollywood actor, Ed Lauter, and a Pennsylvania man in a local Bluegrass band, Don Smitley, both lost their lives to the rare, asbestos-caused disease.
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Australian Mesothelioma Clinical Trial Brings a Cure One Step Closer to Reality

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An announcement made last week has the mesothelioma community abuzz over a clinical trial that brings the possibility of a cure one step closer to reality.
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Asbestos News Roundup: 10.10.13 - Hidden Asbestos at School, at Home - LawyersandSettlements.com (blog)

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Asbestos: A Killer, 40 Years Later - LawyersAndSettlements.com - LawyersandSettlements.com

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LawyersandSettlements.com Asbestos: A Killer, 40 Years Later - LawyersAndSettlements.com LawyersandSettlements.com New Orleans, LA: Anyone who has lived with someone with mesothelioma or asbestosis will tell you that such diseases, caused by...
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Help family fight asbestos death - Thurrock Gazette

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Help family fight asbestos death
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THE DEVASTATED family of a carpenter who died of an asbestos-related disease have launched an emotional appeal for justice.
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Widow's fight for justice over asbestos exposure at St Albans firm - Herts Advertiser

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Widow's fight for justice over asbestos exposure at St Albans firm
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She said: “His job meant he came into contact with asbestos every day and it was dirty and dusty work.
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Asbestos Exposure Leads to Lawsuit - LawyersandSettlements.com

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Asbestos Exposure Leads to Lawsuit LawyersandSettlements.com Joplin, MO: An asbestos lawsuit has been filed against an electric company in Missouri, alleging employees were exposed to a risk of asbestosis, mesothelioma and other asbestos-related...
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Fraud Made the Asbestos Illness Situation Much Worse - Wall Street Journal

Fraud Made the Asbestos Illness Situation Much Worse Wall Street Journal Your extensive coverage of asbestos (“Peter Angelos's Asbestos Book,” Review & Outlook, April 10), highlighting fraud in the trusts created by Congress to limit the liability...
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