There are hundreds of thousands of asbestos cement roofs in Sydney – and even more sources of asbestos in wall and eaves linings and other not so obvious products.
Whilst there is no doubt that asbestos fibres are not good for your health, is it safe to have an asbestos cement roof over your house?
The pragmatic answer to this question is simply this: Your neighbour(s) may have asbestos roofs; you may live near an industrial area where there are many hectares of asbestos roofs and there may be other asbestos products that we do not know about that is close by. The way that asbestos fibres can affect your health – it does not really matter if you actually live under an asbestos roof or not.
The difference in the level of exposure whether you have an asbestos roof or not is virtually ZERO.
The trick is not to try to disturb or do anything with the asbestos roof yourself. Then you are as safe as everyone else in Sydney!
If you are interested in getting more information on asbestos dangers and asbestos roofs, pop over to my latest blog about the dangers of asbestos roofs in Sydney.
Or just watch the video below which gives a short story of the dangers of an asbestos roof in Western Sydney and what you can do about it.