WorkSafe BC (formerly known as the “Workers’ Compensation Board of BC”) has prepared a wealth of information on Asbestos for workers and homeowners.
Of particular interest is this slideshow, showing where asbestos can be found in the home: Asbestos in Demolition and Renovation
An accompanying brochure shows a cutaway of a house, revealing some of the many potential asbestos containing materials and describing the associated hazards: Asbestos Hazards When Renovating Older Homes
Information on Lead Exposure, Mould, Radon and Indoor Air Quality, among other hazards, can be found on the campaign’s website: Health Canada Hazardcheck Campaign
“If you’re renovating, don’t handle material that may contain asbestos. Leave it to licensed professionals. They know what they’re doing.”
– Mike Holmes