Asbestos is a mineral fibre that occurs naturally in the environment.

Individual fibres but can remain in the air for a long time because they are small and light. Asbestos fibres are very strong and are highly resistant to heat, fire, chemicals, and wearing down.

Regional Public Health provides advice to the public about health risks from asbestos and many other hazardous substances. 

You can find some information on asbestos in the resources below.

Last updated 12 July 2017.