Asbestos manufacturers have never warned homeowners of the risks of renovation
On the Australian mainland, there have only been two manufacturers of asbestos cement products used in home construction and renovation: James Hardie and Wunderlich, a subsidiary of CSR. Asbestos products were manufactured from the 1920s up until 1984, when Hardies ceased using asbestos in their building products (Wunderlich had been acquired by James Hardie in June 1977). In 1978, James Hardie boasted that their products were in most homes in Australia.
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