DIY Culture in Australia Exposing Risks with Asbestos Removal - Hire a Professional Contractor 1st Choice Asbestos Removal to Be Safe

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In relation to recent news 1st Choice Asbestos Removal comment on Australia's affinity with DIY renovations potentially exposing residents to long term health risks of asbestos exposure. Many unknowingly put themselves at risk by not engaging a professional to inspect and perform asbestos removal.

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A local Sydney news program "The Project" ran a recent story 'Is our DIY culture exposing more Australians to asbestos?' (Published: 14 April 2015) highlighting the risks of exposure to asbestos from DIY renovators. The story highlighted the often unknown risks people are taking by either doing their own asbestos removal or simply being unaware of the health related issues when performing demolition and renovations in their residence.

Asbestos exposure has been linked with the development of malignant mesothelioma. While asbestos has been banned in many industrialised countries, including Australia since the 1970s, traces of asbestos materials are still found in many Australian homes built prior to the mid-1980s. Often the asbestos is found in roofing, popcorn ceilings, asbestos garages and out houses.

Residents in NSW need to be made aware of these risks and should contact a professional to do an inspection and possible removal of the asbestos if found. By choosing to DIY you are taking risks of developing long term serious health issues such as mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer of the lungs and abdomen. There is no cure for this disease and it is most often terminal. Surveys conducted by the University of NSW found that only a very small percentage of people were using correct procedures and protection during asbestos removal.

The health risks are high and the cost of asbestos removal by a professional far out weighs the risk.

Contact 1st Choice Asbestos Removal on 0402 831 906 or fill out our asbestos removal quote form so we can discuss any concerns you have regarding asbestos at your property.

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