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What the Construction Sector is Doing to Reduce the Asbestos

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In an article on construction website Sourceable.net the importance of recognising and understanding the risks associated with exposure to asbestos and other hazardous materials was discussed. The writer highlighted the need for construction workers in Australia as well as engineerings and designers to recognise hazards and risks.

Asbestos is one of the worst hazardous materials found on Australian building sites because it was widely used in the manufacture of building materials until the early 1980s.

A frightening revelation is that Australian used more asbestos per person than any other country on the planetfrom the 1940s to the 1960s, with  many older buildings still containing the dangerous substance.