According to estimates by the Australian government, as many as one third of homes in the country are host to asbestos products as a result of the extremely widespread use of the material by the building industry in the second half of the 20th century.

Despite its long-established reputation as a material that poses a major threat to human health, asbestos remains surprisingly prevalent within built environments throughout Australia, and continues to take a serious toll on the lives of its residents. This is due to the extremely widespread usage of asbestos by the Australia construction…