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Measurement of asbestos fibre release during removal works in a variety of DIY scenarios

Date created: Date modified: 21 Feb 2018

This study highlights the potential risks of do-it-yourself (DIY) work involving asbestos. Asbestos cement (AC) sheeting is commonly encountered in DIY renovation and maintenance in Australian residences and its disturbance or removal has the potential for fibre release which may lead to an asbestos-related disease.

The scope of this report was to quantify the asbestos fibre release and potential exposure during DIY home renovation involving the disturbance or removal of AC sheeting.