Recent evidence indicates that a significant quantity of hessian bags used to transport asbestos were recycled with other materials to manufacture carpet underlay prior to the early 1970s.
The Asbestos bags recycled for use in carpet underlay fact sheet provides further information on the underlay, the health risk to you and your family and what you should do.
Asbestos cement sheeting is a building material used in many Queensland houses. If a house was built before 1990, it is likely to have some asbestos cement sheeting in it.
The Asbestos Fact Sheet - Cracked, damaged or weathered asbestos cement sheeting provides information on the health risk to you and your family.