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It can be difficult to tell whether a building has asbestos containing materials just by looking at it.

As a general rule, if the building was built before 1990 it is highly likely that it would have some materials containing asbestos.

In Australia asbestos is generally found in the form of Asbestos Cement.
The cement is used in sheeting such as:
  • Wall sheets
  • Roofing sheets
  • Fencing sheets
  • Eves
The cement was also used in drainage and guttering pipes.

Asbestos is also found in other building products such as:
  • Fire blankets and ropes
  • Pipe insulation
  • Sprayed Limpet
  • Insulation board
  • Floor tiles and lino
In the past, asbestos has been known to be found in items such as:
  • Cigarette filters
  • Ironing boards
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Crayons
  • Fake snow


Common locations of Asbestos in a house

    
Common locations of Asbestos in a 1970's house
    
Common locations of Asbestos in a commercial building

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