Asbestos has been used for more than thousands of years but its ill effects have mostly been ignored till the 20th century. Even though there exists a ban on asbestos manufacturing in Australia, it continues to be used in various products. Cases of asbestos exposure come up often, even in 2017. Asbestos is dumped in public places, residents are exposed to it at construction sites. Most of the houses built in the 1980s have some or the other asbestos products.
Asbestos Australia believes that it is essential for the people of this decade to be aware of asbestos use and its ill effects. Asbestos Australia focuses on spreading awareness about the history of asbestos and its impact today, years after it has been banned. Asbestos Australia also advocates for proper training of workers who handle asbestos.