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Are you exposed to Silica dust in construction that puts you at risk of lung disease?

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TAURANGA Monday 19th July at Classic flyers 9 Jean Batten Drive

PALMERSTON NORTH Wednesday 21st July at Distinction Coachman Hotel, 140 Fitzherbert Ave

NAPIER Monday 26th July at Duke of Gloucester 389 Gloucester Street

CHRISTCHURCH Wednesday 28th July at Hornby Club 17 Carmen Road

DUNEDIN Friday 30th July at Edgar Centre 116 Portsmouth Drive

NELSON Wednesday 4th August Rutherford Hotel Trafalgar Square

NEW PLYMOUTH  Friday 6th August Distinction Coachman Hotel, 140 Fitzherbert Ave

WELLINGTON Monday 9th August Brentwood Hotel 16 Kemp Street Kilburnie

HAMILTON Wednesday 11th August The Verandah Hamilton Lake Domain Rotorua Drive

AUCKLAND Friday 13th August  Link Alliance Training Centre 1 New North Road Eden Tce


Cancer Causing Dust beneath Auckland stirred by construction

17 July 2020| Construction in the city centre could be releasing a cancerous dust from Auckland’s volcanic bedrock, according to an article in the New Zealand Medical Journal….

ABC Radio Perth Drive Time Interview

18th Nov 2019 | 2019 AIOH President, Dr Julia Norris, discusses the Breathe Freely Australia initiative for the Asbestos Awareness Week Listen Now

Mother of first Silicosis victim speaks

16th Aug 2019 | ABC News: Mother of first Silicosis Victim Speaks.

Read the full interview here.

ABC Radio | Breathe Freely Advocate

14th June 2019 | ABC Radio: Kate Cole, Breathe Freely Asutralia advoate and AIOH Member discussed silicosis and how it is not the new asbestos on Ockham’s Razor podcast.

Click here to listen

Youngest Stonemason Diagnosed with Silicosis

30th May 2019  | ABC News: Silicosis diagnosed in 22 year-old stonemason, making him the youngest to be diagnosed. Read the full article here.

First Recorded Death of Silicosis in QLD

13th March 2019  | ABC News: First recorded death of silicosis in Queensland.

Watch the news report here. 

ABC 7.30 Report: Silicosis Outbreak

22nd November 2018  | Suppliers of stone benchtops facing questions over response to silicosis outbreak

Watch the news report here. 

ABC News: Silicosis Crisis

10th October 2018  | ABC News report on the silicosis crisis that is happening in Australia

Watch the news report here.