Dates set for blood testing for Waikouaiti and Karitane residents


Community blood test clinics to be set up in Waikouaiti
Waikouaiti and Karitane residents are being invited to receive a blood test for lead levels, as Public Health South works to understand whether the community may have experienced chronic exposure to lead in the drinking water. A centre will be set up in Waikouaiti for blood tests to be offered starting on Tuesday 9 February.


Water contamination: Blood tests to help determine …
Blood tests will help officials work out whether Waikouaiti and Karitane residents may be chronically affected by exposure to lead, a public meeting has been told. … Testing dates announced …


Waikouaiti and Karitane residents demand answers from …
Karitane and Waikouaiti residents can hear directly from Public Health South, the Dunedin Mayor, and the National Poisons Centre Director at the east Otago Events Centre from 7pm. Blood tests


Public Health South has announced when… – Otago Daily …
Dates set for blood testing for Waikouaiti and Karitane residents Public Health South has announced when Waikouaiti and Karitane residents will be offered free blood tests at a series of clinics next week. The…


Water contamination: Blood tests to help determine …
Blood tests will help officials work out whether Waikouaiti and Karitane residents may be chronically affected by exposure to lead, a public meeting has been told. Hundreds of people packed the East Otago Events Centre hall in Waikouait tonight to discuss the state of water affecting about 1500 residents in the townships north of Dunedin, amid …


Waikouaiti, Karitane residents fear for children’s health …
Waikouaiti and Karitane residents will be offered blood tests after high levels of lead were found in their drinking water. Another mum, Ashleigh Thompson, also from Karitane, shared the same …


Waikouaiti, Karitane residents to be offered blood testing
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Latest tests show extremely low or no lead levels in water …
The latest testing of the water in Waikouaiti and Karitane contained extremely low or undetectable levels of lead, the Dunedin City Council says. Meanwhile, Public Health South has announced when Waikouaiti and Karitane residents will be offered free blood tests at a series of clinics next week.


Lead contamination 40 times acceptable level for …
Infrastructure. Lead contamination 40 times acceptable level for Waikouaiti water sample *This article first appeared on RNZ and is republished with permission. A test lead sample returned a level of almost 40 times the acceptable limit, prompting the Ministry of Health to offer blood tests to residents from next week.


Leadfooted: Residents offered blood tests as council …
Blood tests will be offered to Otago residents who drank water from lead-contaminated supplies as authorities scramble to contain a debacle. The free tests next week are expected to help officials work out whether the Waikouaiti and Karitāne communities north of Dunedin have experienced chronic exposure to lead.