Asbestos

A guide for householders and the general public

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Environmental Health Standing Committee (enHealth), Asbestos: A guide for householders and the general public, Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, Canberra, 2013.

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Photographs supplied by WA Department of Health and Victoria Department of Health, except dust masks page 29 iStockphoto.
Scientific review by the Technical Working Group, enHealth
Technical writing and editing by Janet Salisbury, Biotext, Canberra
Graphic design by Lisa Abbott, Biotext, Canberra
The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing provided funding for the development of this guide.