Cancer risk high for DIYers

Thousands of Australians are being exposed to asbestos during home renovations, putting them and their children at risk of malignant mesothelioma, according to “frightening” new statistics.

More than 60% of DIY renovators reported exposure to the carcinogenic material, with 23% saying their children had also been exposed, a NSW study found.

Only 12% said they always used respiratory protection; 31% reported that they never wore a