Home asbestos–cancer link 'cannot be ignored': study

The first study to look at the risks of exposure to loose-fill asbestos in the home has found a weak link with mesothelioma, but nevertheless one that “cannot be ignored”.

The findings came from an ACT Government report that looked at cancer rates over a 30-year period in more than 17,000 people who had lived in a home with ‘Mr Fluffy’ asbestos insulation.

In total, 285 current and former residents of the ACT were diagnosed