Asbestos is a building material that was commonly used in Australia. It has been found responsible for causing a number of serious illnesses.
This lung disease is caused by asbestos dust, with symptoms (shortness of breath, coughing) usually appearing 10 to 20 years after exposure.
Mesothelioma is a lethal cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, maybe decades ago. Australia has one of the world’s highest rates of mesothelioma.
Lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. Learn about the causes and symptoms of, and treatments for, this serious disease.
Floods and cyclones
We've compiled a list of some of the common health risks and hazards that can occur during floods and cyclones.