BROKEN ASBESTOS IN 1000 PUBLIC SCHOOLS

More than 1000 of the state’s public schools contain potentially deadly asbestos, an analysis of the Education ­Department’s asbestos register has revealed.

The statistics were revealed in NSW parliament on Wednesday, with Labor outlining an audit they had conducted that shows 109 schools had “friable asbestos” — a type which easily crumbles when touched.

Another 988 schools have “damaged” asbestos, which means it is breaking down and could pose a risk to children.

The risk from exposure comes from exposure to airborne fibres.  If you are concerned about asbestos in your home or workplace, an occupational hygienist or asbestos consultant can provide information on the safe management of the material, and conduct an assessment to identify the risk of exposure to building occupants.

Contact JMB on info@jmbec.com.au or 02 8339 0312 for assistance with any asbestos queries or concerns.

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