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Australian stocks and flows model for asbestos - research paper

Date created: Date modified: 18 May 2018

In June 2015, the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency commissioned Blue Environment to construct a stocks and flows model of asbestos in Australia. The researchers collated available consumption data in Australia to determine the most common asbestos-containing materials in the built environment.

They determined the proportion of asbestos in each asbestos containing material and product and estimated the life span of the asbestos containing materials to develop the model which projects the stocks and flows of asbestos products in Australia until 2100. As better data becomes available the parameters of the model can be varied.