Asbestos ‘Betty’ comes to town

Informative: The Betty – The ADRI House.

Informative: The Betty – The ADRI House.

Meet Betty – the house that could save your life.

Betty – The ADRI (Asbestos Disease and Research Institute) House – will visit Fairfield on March 22 and 29.

Betty is a replica of a house the size of a caravan and shows where asbestos can be found and educating about the dangers of asbestos when renovating homes. 

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said asbestos can be hidden in many different locations 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.”

Asbestos can be found in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry, garage and shed ares of a house and lead to life-threatening diseases such as Mesothelioma.

Fairfield Council’s free Household Asbestos Removal Program is available to collect loose, bonded asbestos materials up to a maximum of 10 square metres. 

Details: 9725 0222

Event details:

  • Wednesday, March 22: Freedom Plaza, Cabramatta, 7am-3pm
  • Wednesday, March 29:  Fairfield Station off The Crescent, 7am-3pm 
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