NORTH SYDNEY COUNCIL has been advised by the Heads of Asbestos Coordinating Authorities (HACA) that some houses in the area might contain loose-filled asbestos insulation supplied by Mr Fluffy from the late 1960’s to 1979.
WorkCover is to appoint an independent investigator to identify and test properties across NSW. Identified homeowners in the North Sydney area will be offered free testing.
The council recommends those who would like to have their roof cavity inspected to engage a Licensed Asbestos Assessor or an Occupational Hygienist who remove a specimen and have it tested at a NATA accredited laboratory at a cost of between $350 and $600. Homeowners are advised to have an assessment before undertaking refurbishment works on walls, ceilings, wall sockets, cornices or sub-floor areas.
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