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ACT Asbestos Health Study


Kirk, Martyn; Korda, Rosemary; Trevenar, Susan; Clements, Mark S; Armstrong, Bruce K; Law, Hsei Di; Guiver, Tenniel; Anderson, Philip R.; Batterham, Philip; Welsh, Jennifer; Banwell, Cathy; Sargent, Ginny

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The ACT Asbestos Health Study examined the health effects of living in a house with loose-fill asbestos insulation in the ACT. The study provided information on domestic exposure to loose-fill asbestos in the ACT and on the health concerns of current and recent residents of Mr Fluffy houses. It also reported on mesothelioma incidence in the ACT, and if data allowed it, provide estimates of the risk of mesothelioma and other cancers associated with living in an affected residence. The study...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorKirk, Martyn
dc.contributor.authorKorda, Rosemary
dc.contributor.authorTrevenar, Susan
dc.contributor.authorClements, Mark S
dc.contributor.authorArmstrong, Bruce K
dc.contributor.authorLaw, Hsei Di
dc.contributor.authorGuiver, Tenniel
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Philip R.
dc.contributor.authorBatterham, Philip
dc.contributor.authorWelsh, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorBanwell, Cathy
dc.contributor.authorSargent, Ginny
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-22T00:53:58Z
dc.date.available2017-06-22T00:53:58Z
dc.date.created2015-2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/117935
dc.description.abstractThe ACT Asbestos Health Study examined the health effects of living in a house with loose-fill asbestos insulation in the ACT. The study provided information on domestic exposure to loose-fill asbestos in the ACT and on the health concerns of current and recent residents of Mr Fluffy houses. It also reported on mesothelioma incidence in the ACT, and if data allowed it, provide estimates of the risk of mesothelioma and other cancers associated with living in an affected residence. The study was in response to multiple health forums held in 2014 with concerned residents of Mr Fluffy houses. There are 1,022 known residential properties affected by loose fill ‘Mr Fluffy’ amosite asbestos insulation in the ACT. While the mesothelioma rate is low in the ACT, at around 10 cases per year, concerns were raised by residents about the potential health impacts associated with living and in some cases, renovating, loose-fill asbestos homes.
dc.description.sponsorshipACT Government. ACT Health and the ACT Asbestos Health Study Steering Committee.
dc.format.extent6 vols.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCanberra, ACT : National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health, Research School of Population Health, College of Medicine, Biology & Environment, The Australian National University.
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.source.urihttp://nceph.anu.edu.au/research/projects/act-asbestos-health-study
dc.subjectAsbestos
dc.subjectCanberra, ACT
dc.subjectLoose-fill asbestos insulation
dc.subjectMesothelioma
dc.subjectAsbestos
dc.titleACT Asbestos Health Study
dc.typeReport (Commissioned)
local.description.notesThe results of each component of the ACT Asbestos Health Study was detailed in a report for ACT Health and the ACT Asbestos Health Study Steering Committee. The study team also prepared manuscripts for publication in appropriate peer-review journals. Results were summarised in a format suitable for lay-people. The ACT Asbestos Response Taskforce disseminated this summary to people who listed their details with the Taskforce.
dcterms.dateAccepted2017
local.publisher.urlhttp://nceph.anu.edu.au/research/projects/act-asbestos-health-study
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationAustralian National University. College of Medicine, Biology & Environment. Research School of Population Health. National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health
local.contributor.affiliationKarolinska Institutet. Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
local.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Sydney. Sydney School of Public Health.
local.contributor.affiliationSax Institute, Sydney, NSW, Australia
local.contributor.affiliationAustralian National University. Research School of Population Health. Centre for Mental Health Research.
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.description.tableofcontentsProtocols / Martyn Kirk, Rosemary Korda, Cathy Banwell, Phil Batterham, Mark Clements & Bruce Armstrong -- Vol. 1. Descriptive Study of Mesothelioma in the Australian Capital Territory / Rosemary J. Korda, Mark S. Clements, Bruce K. Armstrong,Susan M. Trevenar & Martyn D. Kirk-- Vol. 2. Focus Group Discussions / Cathy Banwell, Ginny Sargent, Susan M. Trevenar & Martyn D. Kirk -- Vol. 3. Cross Sectional Survey Report / Martyn D. Kirk, Philip J. Batterham, Mark S. Clements, Bruce K. Armstrong, Susan M. Trevenar, Jennifer A. Welsh & Rosemary J. Korda-- Vol. 4.1. Data Linkage Study on the Risk of Mesothelioma and Other Cancers in Residents of Affected Properties in the ACT / Rosemary J. Korda1, Mark S. Clements, Bruce K. Armstrong, Hsei Di Law, Tenniel Guiver, Philip R. Anderson, Susan M. Trevenar & Martyn D. Kirk -- Vol 4.2 Q & A
CollectionsANU National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH)

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