Mr Fluffy Asbestos Insulation

Mr Fluffy
From 1968 to 1979 loose fill fluffy asbestos was sold by a Canberra company known as Mr Fluffy. In Canberra a large scale removal program occurred in the 1980's and 90’s however this program did not extend to regional NSW.

The NSW Government announced an independent investigation in August 2014 to establish the number of residential properties with ceiling insulation that may contain loose-filled asbestos material.

An independent specialist is working with the NSW Heads of Asbestos Coordination Authorities (HACA) to help establish the scope of properties impacted. The investigation will review and assess relevant records including inspection reports, risk assessments and compliance and disposal records.

Under no circumstances should Home owners disturb, or attempt to take samples of any material that is suspected of containing asbestos any sampling should be conducted by an appropriately qualified asbestos specialist only. See the list at the WorkCover website.

Department of Fair Trading Taskforce
Property testing undertaken by a licensed asbestos assessor is the best and safest way to determine whether or not a property contains loose-fill asbestos insulation.

Further information can be found on the programs run by the taskforce at  - Property testing for loose-fill asbestos