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National Asbestos Awareness Month – November

As part of the National Asbestos Awareness Month campaign in November, ‘Betty – The ADRI House’ kicks off her extensive 4,000 kilometre tour of NSW, VIC and Tassie in rural NSW to educate homeowners, renovators, tradies and property managers about the dangers of asbestos and how to manage it safely.

From 16 to 23 October, Betty and her dedicated crew will educate residents about what to do to identify asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) and Naturally Occurring Asbestos (NOA), and how to manage asbestos safely in the rural NSW and Victorian communities of Orange, Canowindra, Cowra, Young, Cootamundra, Gundagai, Albury and Wodonga (VIC).

Betty, a purpose built mobile model house the size of a caravan, is Australia’s only community education tool that demonstrates the multiple locations where asbestos might be found in and around homes and educates homeowners, renovators, tradies and property owners on how to manage and dispose of asbestos safely.

Because Australia was among the highest consumers of ACMs in the world, asbestos can still be found in one third of Aussie homes built or renovated before 1987 including brick, weatherboard, fibro or clad homes.

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