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When Do You Have to Worry about Asbestos?

March 30, 2017 | by asbestos watch

As we know, most Australian buildings are contaminated with asbestos. The harmful substance is added to strengthen building materials. In other words, asbestos is important to increase the quality of building product. That’s why asbestos was widely used everywhere. Then, here comes the part when you probably ask: if it is important to make building materials stronger, why is it dangerous?     Even though building materials that made with asbestos are strong, doesn’t mean that they can last forever in such ideal conditions. They can also get weathered or damaged in

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The Use of Vermiculite: Is Vermiculite Dangerous?

March 23, 2017 | by asbestos watch

Vermiculite is a type of silicate mineral that commonly used for its nature that would expand up to 80 times its normal size when in a high level of heat.  Vermiculite melting point is 1350 Celsius, which is why vermiculite is used as an insulating material and in fireproof products. However, the use of vermiculite had been put into disagreement for the commercial use since it contains asbestos. Nevertheless, there is a type of vermiculite called Exfoliated Vermiculite – Safe And Abundant Mineral For the Commercial combination of minerals that resembles mica in form. When it is

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How to Do an Asbestos Removal in Your Bathroom

March 24, 2017 | by asbestos watch

Asbestos was used in buildings within the 1940s to the 1980s in Australia. The material is recognized for its heat isolation, durability, and fire resistance. However, it is well-known in the society that the material causes more harm than good and is no longer recommended for use in buildings. Actually, the Australian Workers Union is campaigning for the removal of all materials containing asbestos from Australia by the year 2030. Materials containing asbestos in the bathroom are most likely to be found on fittings, floors, and walls. Asbestos acts as a compound that is added to an

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A New Finding on Crocidolite Asbestos

March 24, 2017 | by asbestos watch

Crocidolite asbestos, or we may know it by the name blue asbestos, is a common type of Asbestos mined in Wollongong. Even though crocidolite has a general characteristic of asbestos, but it has a weakness, especially its strength against high temperature, which is not as good as other forms of asbestos. These blue asbestos products had been used for years and the people involved in the process of mining and producing asbestos containing materials got their prizes of mesothelioma and other diseases caused by asbestos. Some studies have made into account something that once a myth – that

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Choices for Your Asbestos Roofing

June 15, 2017 | by asbestos watch

Health and safety are two words that interconnected in our lives. Health is the result of following certain procedures in a certain environment for the sake of safety. Nevertheless, sometimes safety is hard to do, especially when we do not know what we are dealing with. Asbestos is one of many things that can affect our health silently since the effect does not emerge in short period. Asbestos is a sort of silicate mineral that mostly used in housing products, especially those made before the 1990s. The new regulation has banned the use of asbestos in new buildings. For you who still

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