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Asbestos not a major health risk for NZ homeowners

Laura Goodall posted in on April 15th, 2015.

Asbestos exposure during the post-earthquake Canterbury rebuild is unlikely to cause significant health problems for house occupants, according to a new report published this week by the Royal Society of New Zealand and Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor. The report, titled Asbestos Exposure in New Zealand: Review of the Scientific Evidence of […]

Outside the evacuation zone: Health effects of low dose radiation

Dacia Herbulock posted in on March 18th, 2011.

Media coverage and commentary on the crisis in Japan’s Fukeshima Daiichi nuclear plant has focused intensely on possible acute effects from radiation exposure. In response, a local expert has contacted the Science Media Centre with the following comments on a topic he thinks is more relevant for people outside the ailing nuclear plant’s evacuation perimeter, including Kiwis […]

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