Managing your connection

There can be a range of reactions to learning you may have lived in, worked on or in, or even visited an affected property.

The ACT Chief Health Officer has advised that just because a person has been exposed to loose fill asbestos insulation does not mean they will necessarily develop an asbestos related medical condition.

The Taskforce has a number of steps and recommendations to assist you manage your interest.

1. Check the list

The list identifies houses affected by 'Mr Fluffy' or loose fill asbestos insulation.

'Mr Fluffy' asbestos was installed in the roof spaces of houses and over time has travelled to other areas such as wall cavities, underfloor spaces and living areas.

The list of suburbs and street addresses is publicly available as a webpage and as a downloadable PDF document.

The list contains no personal details of former or current owners, just addresses.

By being publicly available, the list is easily accessible for individuals to identify an affected property.

2. Access supporting information.

Access the InfoSheet: Your health and affected houses for further detail about asbestos and exposure and/or the InfoSheet: ANU Asbestos Health Study for information about independent studies.

3. Consider recording your details with the Taskforce

If you would like your personal information to be recorded as associated with an affected property, complete the e-register.

The online form records your details, the length of time or frequency of your association with an affected property as well as, for former owners and tenants, enables the Taskforce to pass your details onto the Australian National University for the ACT Asbestos Health Study.

The Taskforce will use this information to get an understanding of the number of people connected to these properties as well as to inform future information, and education.

4. If needed, seek support and advice from a health professional

If people are concerned about their physical health they should seek advice from a qualified medical practitioner who can provide an assessment of individual circumstances and exposure risks.

If you feel anxious or concerned about your potential exposure, seek support and advice through your doctor, ACT Medicare Local on 6287 8066, Lifeline on 13 11 14 and Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.

5. Find out about Taskforce engagement events.

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