10 Aug 2020

Kiwi DIY projects: Expert raises asbestos concerns

From The Panel, 4:50 pm on 10 August 2020

Amid the rise in the number of Kiwis tackling DIY home renovations, experts are warning of the dangers of asbestos.

Dr Terri-Ann Berry, Associate Professor at Unitec, and director of Unitec's Environmental Solutions Research Centre, joins the Panel to discuss. 

Dr Berry and her her team are currently conducting a research project focused on protecting people from the dangers of asbestos.

She is also taking part in Brave the Shave to raise money for better awareness and support for victims of malignant mesothelioma cancers, a type of respiratory cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.