ANU MEDIA ALERT - ANU TO RELEASE FINAL RESULTS OF MR FLUFFY HEALTH STUDY

MEDIA ALERT – FOR NEWS DIARIES – NOT FOR PUBLICATION

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 — The Australian National University (ANU) on Wednesday will release the fourth and final report of its ACT Asbestos Health Study into the health impacts of having lived in a house with loose-fill asbestos, known as Mr Fluffy insulation.

The findings will be released at a media conference at 10.30am, at the ANU National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health.

Chief Investigator Associate Professor Martyn Kirk, and leader of the final report Dr Rosemary Korda, will release the findings of the study, which covered the period from November 1983 to December 2013.

ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Paul Kelly will also attend.

In 2015, the ACT Government commissioned the ANU National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health to undertake a two-year study to improve understanding of the health risks of Mr Fluffy loose-fill asbestos insulation.

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WHAT: Release of the final report into health impacts of living in a Mr Fluffy house

WHO: Associate Professor Martyn Kirk and Dr Rosemary Korda from the ANU National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, and ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Paul Kelly

WHERE: ANU National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Mills Road, ANU. Enter from Balmain Crescent.

WHEN: 10.30am Wednesday 21 June 2017


For media assistance, contact the ANU Media Team on 6125 7979 or at <media@anu.edu.au>.

 

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