When a technician comes to install a new satellite dish the last thing most of us think to ask is whether he's trained to recognize asbestos.
Asbestos was frequently used in home construction in some areas until the 1990's. It has been been deemed a carcinogenic substance by most major health agencies. If the fibrous material is disturbed, tiny particles can become airborne and can be inhaled.
Asbestos exposure has been linked to lung cancer, and other respiratory illnesses.
Source: :The Australian