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Home Living : November 22nd 2011
2 HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, November 22, 2011 fu1959 ASBESTOS AWARENESS WEEK HOME WORK HAZARD ARE RENOVATIONS PUTTING YOUR FAMILY AT RISK? See workcover.nsw.gov.au for asbestos removal regulations. Only licensed removalists are allowed to remove asbestos fibres. THE DANGER If you don't observe safety precautions when working with asbestos, you risk exposing yourself and your family to long- term health risks. Disturbed asbestos can release dust containing asbestos fibres. Breathing in this dust can cause asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. There is no cure for mesothelioma. The risk of lung cancer from inhaling asbestos fibres is greatly increased if you smoke. Symptoms of asbestos dust- related diseases may not appear for up to 30 years after the first exposure to it. The average time between exposure and developing mesothelioma is about 45 years. WHAT TO DO Get a licensed professional. When working around the home, if in doubt, assume you are dealing with asbestos. Where asbestos fibres are loose, only licensed removalists are allowed to remove it. For fact sheets, visit health.nsw.gov.au. ASBESTOS Awareness Week this week aims to educate peo- ple about potential dangers when renovating homes. Working in partnership with the Asbestos Education Com- mittee, the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute this week launched the campaign, Think Smart, Think Safe, Think asbes- tosawareness.com.au. The campaign urges homeowners, handymen and renovators -- particularly young DIY couples on tight budgets -- to learn about the dangers of asbestos and how to protect themselves. Director of the institute, Pro- fessor Nico van Zandwijk, said many Australians could be putt- ing their health at risk because they did not understand the dangers of asbestos or know where it might be in their home. Homes built or renovated be- fore 1985 are likely to contain asbestos. If left undisturbed, the material poses no immediate health risk. However, reno- vation or demolition can release asbestos fibres, which can be inhaled, leading to asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. #534/- $%3)'. 4/ 35)4 9/52 .%%$3 KING WARDROBES 9725 2266 BUILT IN WARDROBES BUY DIRECT SAVE $$$ www.kingwardrobes.com.au • Free measure & quote • EFT & major credit cards • Lifetime guarantee • Combined 30yrs experience • Service all areas • Quality customer service 2141924 8/11 Shuttermaster Awnings-Shutters-Blinds-Doors 1300 886 184 www.shuttermaster.com.au FREE QUOTE 7 DAYS SPRING SALE 20% OFF 2215824 11/10 MD Regular MD Budget MD Luxury FROM $399 ,IC .O # !". 48 HOUR TURN AROUND 2112552i hls wk14 Lic No: 211370C SKYLIGHT After Before Showroom 1/7 Enterprise Circuit, Prestons NSW Call 9607 2440 www.solarbright.com.au Will not keep up with heat 15 Year Warranty Save $$ on Power Bills 2206016 22/11 &2%% )NSTALLATION Solar Roof Fan MANUFACTURER DIRECT QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES 2/52 Alfred Rd, Chipping Norton (opp Mack Trucks) CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au ROLLER SHUTTERS L Domestic Roller Shutters L Shopfront Roller Shutters L Pergola Roller Shutters L Heavy Duty Extruded Shutters L 10 Year Written Warranty L Fast Professional Installation by Qualified Tradesman L Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills L Deter Burglars L Reduce Noise L Storm Protection FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lic No 196633C WE SERVICE MOST BRANDS OF SHUTTERS 2123814i 17/5 newslocal.com.au Discover Local. For tradies, services and jobs in your local area, grab your NewsLocal newspaper.
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