‘Betty – The Adri House’ Raising Awareness Of The Dangers Of Asbestos In Fairfield

Published Wednesday, 15th March 2017

The Betty ADRI House, replica of a house showing where asbestos can be hidden.

Fairfield City Council will host information sessions on 22 and 29 March to educate residents about the dangers of asbestos where they can be found around the home.

Fairfield City Council will host information sessions on 22 and 29 March to educate residents about the dangers of asbestos where they can be found around the home.

‘Betty – The ADRI House’, a replica of a house the size of a caravan and the first of her kind in the world, will be on display to show where asbestos can be found and educating about the dangers of asbestos when renovating homes.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said asbestos can be hidden in many different locations including in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry, garage and shed, especially in homes built before 1987.

“Council is pleased to have the ‘Betty’ house on display in our community. It is important that homeowners, renovators and tradies attend these sessions to find out where asbestos can be hidden in your home and how to manage it safely,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Disturbing these materials could potentially release dangerous fibres that can be inhaled and may pose a health risk to you and your family.”

Inhaling dangerous fibres can lead to life-threatening diseases such as Mesothelioma, that mostly affect the lining of the lungs and develop between 20 to 50 years later. It may also cause other diseases such as lung cancer, asbestosis and benign pleural disease.

Fairfield City Council’s free Household Asbestos Removal Program was put in place to help residents to dispose of asbestos materials safely. Council arranges for licensed, professional contractors to collect loose, bonded asbestos materials up to a maximum of 10 square metres. For more information call Council’s Waste and Sustainability team on 9725 0222.

You can visit asbestosawareness.com.au/betty-the-adri-house for more information on ‘Betty the ADRI house’ and asbestos awareness.

Event details:

Wednesday 22 March
Freedom Plaza, Cabramatta
7am-3pm

 

Wednesday 29 March
Fairfield Station off The Crescent
7am-3pm

 

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Media enquiries:       Suzie Sekulic, Communications and Marketing Officer
Phone:                        9725 0166
Email:                         fcccommunications@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au