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Public meeting - Lead and your health

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UPDATED 6.2.21 - INCLUDES VIDEO OF PUBLIC MEETING 

Members of the Waikouaiti and Karitane communities were invited to a public meeting to learn more about the health implications of lead, and the testing clinics being planned.

The meeting, Lead and your health was held at the East Otago Events Centre, Waikouaiti, on Friday 5 February, 7pm

Southern DHB Medical Officer of Health Dr Susan Jack, and medical toxicologist University of Otago and National Poisons Centre Director Dr Adam Pomerleau, discussed:

  • Health impacts of lead exposure
  • What we know about the possible exposure so far
  • Lead level blood testing clinics for Waikouaiti and Karitane next week.

DCC Councillor Jim O'Malley, Mayor Aaron Hawkins and General Manager Infrastructure Services Simon Drew also attended, and Cr O'Malley presented on the lead level findings.

Deaf viewers, please note, the sign language interpreter comes into shot at 19.19.