Asbestos—A guide for householders and the general public

This guide provides useful information to enable householders to sensibly and safely manage the risks arising from any occasional encounters with asbestos materials in and around their homes.

Page last updated: 13 December 2013

The guide was produced by the Environmental Health Standing Committee (enHealth) and endorsed by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee. It is a national publication to which state and territory governments and the Australian Government have contributed.

Printed copies of the publication "Asbestos - a guide for householders and the general public" (the Guide) are now out of stock. enHealth has taken this opportunity to review the presentation of information in the Guide.

enHealth has received extensive feedback on the Guide from stakeholder groups. A second iteration of the Guide is now available, which incorporates these suggestions, where supported by scientific evidence.

enHealth will continue to review the literature on exposure to asbestos and the Guide will be progressively updated accordingly.