Asbestos Roof Solutions directors have a close affinity to the memory of Bernie Banton, the asbestos campaigner, whose struggle for justice of victims of asbestos related diseases was shown in the telemovie Devils Dust.
Asbestos Roof Solutions have supported asbestos disease aid organisations over a number of years and were founder members of the Bernie Banton Foundation, a foundation formed by Bernie’s wife, Karen Banton.
Working in and around people who help asbestos disease sufferers, constantly reminds us of the care we need to take every day, while working on asbestos roof repair and restoration.
Asbestos Roof Solutions have collected data from roofs over a number of years, which shows us that ALL asbestos roofs are subject to a break down process, through weathering and lichen attack, which results in the release of asbestos fibres into the environment.
This photograph is from a tape grab sample acquired from an asbestos roof in Sydney, it shows blue asbestos fibres loose on the surface of the roof sheet
So take care, this is an area of asbestos exposure which does not get the media and regulatory attention it deserves.