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Tower urges Government to act on meth contamination

Published: Tue 5 Jun 2018 09:40 AM
Tower urges Government to act on meth contamination
Tower Insurance strongly encourages the government to take action in response to the report by the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Sir Peter Gluckman, on the management of methamphetamine testing and decontamination.
Tower CEO, Richard Harding, says that the company has long maintained the position that the meth testing and remediation protocols were never based on science and the industry developed by using scare tactics for personal gain.
"It is pleasing to see an evidence-based, scientific report into an issue that has been surrounded by and built on speculation and unfounded fears," he said.
"Remediation of meth contamination has contributed to unnecessary costs being borne by our customers through higher premiums.
"We believe that landlords and tenants should not have to unfairly pay for unfounded risks and we will pass on any benefits from a change to the Ministry of Health guidelines to customers."
There is no change to Tower’s current policies which are linked to the Ministry of Health guidelines. Customers remain covered under the terms of their existing policies for contamination at the standards currently set.
ENDS

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