National Asbestos Awareness Week 22-28 November 2021
Asbestos is still present in millions of homes, as well as public and commercial buildings across Australia.
In homes built before 1990, asbestos can still be found anywhere. This affects 1 in 3 homes nationwide. More than many Aussies realise.
This year’s National Asbestos Awareness Week (22-28 November 2021) campaign asks Australians to Think Twice About Asbestos. The campaign challenges complacency by reminding home renovators and tradespeople that the danger of asbestos is far from over. AMAA is participating in a National Campaign in print, social media and radio advertising to educate more people about where asbestos is and the dangers of it.
The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness amongst the public and key trades about the health risks associated with exposure to asbestos fibres, where asbestos products can be found and prompt behavioural change – to contact a licensed asbestos professional to identify it, and remove it safely.
Australia loses from 700- 2000 people a year to an asbestos related disease. This is a frightening tragedy that needs to be curtailed for future generations. We must all know about being careful when renovating or building.
You can help Australia understand asbestos and the risks by sharing AMAA’s posts during this National Awareness Week. AMAA will be holding a memorial day during this week to respect all those who have been a victim of asbestos. Depending on Covid-19 restrictions, this event will be live or virtual. We will let you know.
If you or anyone you know needs to discuss asbestos or an asbestos related disease or need support at all please contact AMAA on 1800 017 758 or via: firstname.lastname@example.org