Mr Fluffy under further scrutiny
The NSW Heads of Asbestos Coordination Authorities (HACA) has been testing homes and commissioning an independent investigation in an effort to uncover the extent of the Mr Fluffy loose-fill asbestos risks in NSW.
WorkCover NSW, which chairs HACA, has been conducting the tests. As of 27 November, 285 homes have been tested and all have returned negative results to loose-fill asbestos, according to a WorkCover NSW media statement. The testing is ongoing.
NSW HACA has also commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers to investigate the extent of the problem.
“The Chief Health Officer has considered the [recent] ACT Taskforce Report [into Mr Fluffy contamination in that jurisdiction] and confirmed the need to wait for the results of the current NSW investigation,” WorkCover NSW said.
Residents whose homes were built before 1980 can contact WorkCover to see if they are eligible for free testing; phone 13 10 50.
For more details visit WorkCover NSW
Published on 4 December 2014 in the NSCA Foundation Safe-T-Bulletin