12 deaths a week from mesothelioma in Australia

WITH about 12 deaths a week from mesothelioma in Australia, the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency is bringing some of the world’s leading experts to Australia for the second International Conference in Asbestos Awareness and Management – part of National Asbestos Awareness month.

The conference will address the legacy threat of asbestos in homes, workplaces, and the built environment, which is linked to a third wave of asbestos related disease in Australia.

Under the National Strategic Plan for Asbestos Management and Awareness, the Australian Government, in partnership with all states and territories, is taking a national approach to increasing asbestos awareness.

Australia has one of the highest rates of asbestos-related disease and death,” ASEA CEO Peter Tighe said.

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