Asbestos Imports – A Health Concern

Asbestos Imports – A Health Concern

If you follow the news, you’ll be aware that Chinese companies have been exporting asbestos products to Australia. But did you know that they’re not alone?

There’s a long list of countries exporting products with asbestos to Australia. They include: The Netherlands, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Singapore, South Africa, Vietnam and Taiwan.

According to one report: “China is renowned for false declarations and false certificates. Furthermore, in Chinese law, ‘asbestos free’ simply means having a product comprise of six per cent of asbestos or less.”

Thus many products end up in our buildings. It’s why Jim’s Building Inspections offers free quotes to detect asbestos-related problems before they grow out of control.


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