The increasing popularity of do-it-yourself (DIY) home renovations could create a new wave of victims of asbestos-related diseases including mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer, experts warn.

In a recent media report, Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency managing director Peter Tighe was quoted as saying that an increasing number of home owners who attempt renovation work such as the demolition of kitchens and bathrooms themselves may not realise that asbestos could be hiding in unexpected places if…