Asbestos disease death toll in Australia 'higher than Covid-19'

Updated April 14 2021 - 1:21pm, first published November 23 2020 - 7:00pm
DANGER: Products containing asbestos remain in a third of Australian homes built or renovated before 1987, including fibro, brick, weatherboard, clad homes and apartments.

It's an alarming figure. In 2020, more than 4000 Australians will die from asbestos-related diseases caused from exposure to asbestos fibres either in the home or in the workplace.

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