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Cheap Chinese imports may contain asbestos

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Scott No Mates, 5th Aug, 2016.

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Do you question whether the materials used on your site contains asbestos?

  1. No, it's cheaper and who cares, I'll make more money

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  2. No but I should/never really thought about it

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  3. Yes, I won't use cheap products with dubious materials

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  4. Yes, I undertake independent testing

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  1. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    There has been a spate of discoveries of asbestos containing materials (ACM) in newly imported building materials - iff it's not compliant with Australian Standards or comes from countries where ACM is still used, be very wary and undertake your own testing.

    Linky - SBS
    Linky1 - The Strine
    Linky2 - Workcover
    Linky3 - CFMEU 1
    Linky4 - CFMEU 2
    Linky5 - The Guardian

    FTA with China has apparently removed the protections from.such prohibited imports.