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Warnings of local asbestos harm after Melbourne mulch discovery

April 15, 2024 10:42 am in by
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A local asbestos remover has issued Ballarat residents a warning about how much of the harmful stuff could be out in the city.

It comes after authorities found asbestos mixed with mulch near playgrounds in Sydney and Melbourne.

Steve Marrett from GMA Asbestos says it’s a common find here.

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“There was a lot of development in Ballarat through the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, so a lot of the older homes contain asbestos,” he said.

“You’ll find it in your cement sheet eaves, in bathrooms behind tiles [and] vinyl flooring in your kitchen. It’s very, very common.”

If you want more information about dealing with asbestos in the home, click here.

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