What To Do If Your Home Has Asbestos

If you discover that your home contains asbestos, do not panic. Generally, asbestos-containing materials that will not be disturbed and are in good condition will not release asbestos fibres. However, asbestos-containing materials that are sanded, torn, cut, sawn and removed improperly may release fibres that are likely to pose a health risk. If you notice…

Work Asbestos Exposure: Are You Exposed?

We’ve all heard how construction workers, industrial workers, and firefighters are the occupations that are most at risk of exposure to asbestos. Electricians, HVAC mechanics and plumbers may also be exposed to asbestos when they work in old buildings. But these aren’t the only jobs where you risk being exposed. It isn’t just the nature…

Reasons Behind Increasing Asbestos Imports

Australia has issued a nationwide ban on the use, manufacture and importation of asbestos since 2003. This ban gave rise to policies on prohibiting imported asbestos and prosecuting importers with heavy fines. Unfortunately, the free trade has left Australia vulnerable to asbestos contamination from countries with lax government regulations towards the use of asbestos. The…

When Does Asbestos Become a Health Risk?

Asbestos was a commonly used building material between the 1940s and the 1980s.  It features durability, fire resistance and good insulation properties—properties that made the material an industry favourite. Despite the assets, however, the government banned the use of asbestos in 2003. This is because of both scientific and medical evidence of the material’s potential…

Dangers of Asbestos Exposure on Human Health

Asbestos is a group of minerals that occur naturally in the environment. Because it is resistant to heat, fire, chemicals and electricity conduction, Asbestos is a widely used component in the industrial sector. Although asbestos has several useful applications, people are negatively affected by exposure to it. The risks of asbestos to our health increases with…

Land Contamination: Australia’s Alarming Problem

Land contamination is a long-standing environmental problem in Australia, as well as other countries all over the world. In addition to causing major environmental concerns, contaminants found in soil, such as asbestos and mercury, can lead to serious health issues. In rural areas, contaminated soil means a compromised quality of crops and food for livestock,…

Why There is No Excuse to Using Asbestos-Free Materials

EOSH Consulting supports the government in the fight against asbestos. As a matter of fact, we offer integrated asbestos risk management solutions to keep every building safe for the occupants. We are serious about preventing any health problems by providing asbestos survey testing and removal services in Perth and the surrounding areas. In case you…