Betty shows Burdekin residents where asbestos could be hiding

November is Asbestos Awareness Month and Burdekin residents can learn about asbestos when Betty the ADRI house arrives for a brief visit in Ayr tomorrow (Nov 6).

Betty – the ADRI House will visit Ayr as a special guest of the Burdekin Shire Council, and will be set up in the Burdekin Theatre Forecourt from 10am until 11am.

‘Betty’ is a purpose built, mobile model house the size of a caravan, designed to demonstrate the multiple locations where asbestos might be found in any brick, weatherboard, fibro or clad Australian home built or renovated before 1987.

November is National Asbestos Awareness Month which aims to alert Australians to the dangers of working with asbestos during home renovations and maintenance and educate them about where asbestos might be found in and around the home.

Whether a home is constructed of weatherboard, brick, fibro or has exterior cladding, asbestos can be found in and around most homes built or renovated before 1987.

Asbestos can be found in kitchens, bathrooms, laundries and under floor covering, behind wall and floor tiles, in cement floors, internal and external walls, garages, ceilings, eaves, fences, extensions to homes, and backyard sheds… it could be anywhere.

Don’t play renovation roulette! Get to kNOw asbestos this NOvember! It’s not worth the risk!

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