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Check for asbestos before renovating

WorkSafe BC is launching a new awareness campaign on the dangers of asbestos when doing home renovations.

Spokesperson Scott McCloy says the organization did a survey this year and found that there was a lack of understanding about the dangers and responsibilities when it comes to testing for asbestos.

He says that means that homeowners or workers could be put at risk.

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McCloy notes that more than 3000 products could contain asbestos which is why it’s important that testing is done before work begins.

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