Tag: asbestos diseases

Occupational Health & Safety

Is Australia still mopping up the effects of Asbestos?

Asbestos is a group of silicate materials consisting of long, thin, fibrous crystals and millions of microscopic fibrils. Its affordability, tensile strength and ability to resist heat, fire, chemicals and electrical damage, made it widely used as a construction and fire proofing material in the 20th century. Concerns about the carcinogenic effects of the material…

14 Apr 2016, by Informa Australia