Australian asbestos removalists health study

Researchers in WA and Victoria are recruiting people who are currently, or who have ever, worked in asbestos removal to be part of an asbestos removalist register.

The register will be used to track the health of removalists and to conduct studies to ensure the safety of workers is continually being assessed.

Asbestos removalists are a group of workers who are potentially at high-risk of asbestos exposure by virtue of their occupation. Despite this, very little is known about the health of these workers.

This initiative is funded and supported by the Cancer Council of Western Australia. For more details of the project call Nita Sodhi Berry (08) 6488 1312 (Mon-Wed), Dr Peter Franklin (08) 6488 7091 (Mon-Tues) or Ms Deborah Olow (08) 6488 1286 (Wed-Fri).