Being convinced of the dangers of asbestos and knowing where it may be, who should take samples and test potential asbestos containing material/products, and who should work on, handle and dispose of confirmed asbestos containing materials and/or products is important to your well-being, it could save your life, and the lives of your love ones and others around you.
Please watch the video‘Loosing breath – The Adam Sager story’ and then read the three pages below to find out why it is essential you take asbestos seriously and work safely around all forms of asbestos.
The Bernie Banton Foundation’s Awareness and Education Unit has compiled 37 asbestos awareness information pages complete with photos of asbestos in-situ, to help you understand the dangers of asbestos and how you can manage the risk.
As you work your way through the Asbestos Awareness section of this website, hopefully you will realise the danger asbestos presents and how you really can manage the risk!
Asbestos disease… takes your breath away!®
Losing breath – The Adam Sager story
Losing breath tells the tragic story of Adam Sager who died from mesothelioma (an asbestos related disease) at the age of 25.
Adam’s family shared the heartbreaking story about how they unknowingly exposed their son to asbestos when he was only 18 months old.
They hope that Adam’s story will help raise awareness about the dangers of asbestos. Adam’s mum, Julie Sager, urges home renovators and tradies to play it safe with asbestos and be aware of the risks of exposing themselves and others to it.
“Just do what you need to do to keep your family safe” Julie said.