Jo and Lizz live on 98five radio during Asbestos Awareness Week
Reflections’ Co-founder and Support Coordinator chat with Mike Crichton
During National Asbestos Awareness Week 2021, Jo Morris and Lizz Clarke had a chat with Mike Crichton about the work Reflections does to reduce the ongoing impact of asbestos on the community and support those affected.
“It’s good that you’re here today,” said Mike. “I would have thought this was something for years gone by and that everything is all sorted and safe…”
Follow the link to hear the whole interview.
Reflections bought hope and awareness as Perth lit up blue
Think Twice About Asbestos
National Asbestos Awareness week 2021 was a huge success. And, although the week is over, we would like to remind everyone that asbestos awareness is important year-round.
This year’s campaign asked Australians to Think Twice About Asbestos, reminding home renovators and tradespeople that the danger of asbestos is far from over.
In homes built or renovated before 1990, asbestos can still be found in many places. It was only in December 2003 that asbestos was banned in Australia. Before that, Australia was one of the highest users of asbestos with it being used in over 3000 products.
During COVID-19 we have seen a burst of home improvement activity as people spend extra time in their houses during the pandemic or take the opportunity to invest in their own homes.
There is a significant health threat if fibres are released, become airborne and are then inhaled. Breathing these fibres can cause a range of life-threatening diseases, including asbestosis and terminal cancer, mesothelioma.
Reflections is pleased to be reducing the ongoing IMPACT of asbestos and bringing HOPE to those affected.
“Really enjoyed the empowering message you spoke on radio, Jo and Lizz. Thank you for standing with us all in our mesothelioma journey.”
Geoff and Tracey (Clients)
A big THANK YOU to everyone who attended events during the week, donated to support our work and got out and about in Perth sharing photos of the lights in memory of lives lost and as a reminder to remain vigilant around asbestos.
“Well done to Jo and the Reflections team. You did an awesome job in raising awareness about the dangers of asbestos.”
Michael McLean (Reflections Ambassador)
If you are interested in knowing more about the work we are doing or would like to get involved, do not hesitate to reach out and one of our team will get back to you.