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Date PostedAugust 30, 2015

Senate Hears Asbestos Illegally Imported in Australia in Building Materials

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Source: www.safety-signs.org

A Senate Inquiry has heard that asbestos is being brought into Australia illegally in building products etc. The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) says this illegal practice of importing asbestos containing products into Australia is common and it isn’t just building materials that we have to worry about.

The inquiry heard that in November last year, cement compound board was found that contained chrysotile asbestos imported into the ACT from China, as much of the asbestos containing materials were. In fact a majority of the goods originated in Asia.

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