Asbestos house rolls into town 

Mum and dad renovators and professionals alike will benefit from a visit to a (pretend) asbestos-ridden house during Asbestos Awareness Week (November 26-30).

Known as “Betty – the ADRI House”, the asbestos education model house demonstrates areas in the home where asbestos might be found.

Visit Betty on Thursday at 9am in the McFarlane Street car park, Merrylands, where there the Lions Club will also be putting on a sausage sizzle.

In Australia, every home built or renovated before 1987 may contain asbestos.

“Whether a home is constructed of brick, fibro or weatherboard, or has exterior cladding, asbestos can be found almost everywhere in and around homes built or renovated before the mid 1980's," Peter Dunphy, chair of the Asbestos Education Committee, said.

 “Irrespective of what material a home is constructed of, we want all Australians to ask themselves, could my home contain asbestos products and could I be playing renovation roulette, putting my health and the health of my family at risk by disturbing asbestos when renovating or maintaining my home?”

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