Health & Safety
Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer, visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead–based paint.