Sepia Saturday this week s about advertisements, horses and carriages and other strange and curious things.
While I have seen many old and comical advertisements in newspapers and the like, this one caught my eye. It appeared in 'The Advertiser", Tuesday January 23rd, 1947. (The Advertsier is the South Australian daily paper)
Certainly not something you would find advertised these days.
I remember as a child and older that there were many asbestos built houses around. Now, the slightest trace of asbestos found in a building is treated with kid gloves.
I did discover when I looked up asbestos that it has been mined for 4000 years and health issues relating to asbestos exposure can be found in records dating back to Roman times. It sure took us a long time to pick up on that.
Despite all the knowledge we now have, there is a sign on my classroom wall saying "Danger - asbestos used in this building".
But, I am assured that as long as the asbestos is hidden away, is in good condition and not exposed to the weather, it is quite safe.
Liz Needle - linking with "Sepia Saturday"