For nearly 50 years, houses affected by loose fill asbestos insulation or Mr Fluffy have been part of the Canberra community. Over time many people have lived in, worked on or in, or visited affected houses and are interested to understand the issue and any associated risks to health.
The public release of the list of affected properties enables former residents, tradespeople and the broader community to know whether particular properties are (or were) affected by Mr Fluffy loose fill asbestos insulation. The list makes suburbs and addresses publicly available but personal details of current or former residents are not included.
The Taskforce may, in time, add other known affected houses that were previously privately demolished or removed through natural disasters for historical reference.
It is important to note that just because a person has been exposed to loose fill asbestos insulation does not mean they will develop an asbestos related medical condition. People are encouraged to:
- Check the list.
- Access supporting information.
- Consider recording your details with the Taskforce.
- If needed, seek support and advice.