Be D-I-Y asbestos aware
Although asbestos-containing products are generally safe when left undisturbed, they do become brittle over time and can crumble, releasing toxic fibres into the air.
And as the popularity of do-it-yourself shows and projects take off, so too does the potential for asbestos exposure.
Although asbestos is banned in Australia, asbestos containing materials still pose a risk to the public because they were common building products in homes, schools and other structures built before the 1990s.
So before you get all D-I-Y, it is definitely worth educating yourselves about asbestos and the risks of disturbing Asbestos Containing Materials.