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Locals encouraged to attend hydrogen sulphide presentation

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Wednesday 18 September 2013


Locals encouraged to attend hydrogen sulphide presentation

ROTORUA 18.09.13: Rotorua District Council is hosting Dr Phil Shoemack on Friday 20 September as he presents the findings of the ‘Hydrogen Sulphide – The Effects On Health’ study.

An international collaborative study was carried out in Rotorua between 2008 and 2012 by researchers from the University of Otago's Wellington School of Medicine, the University of California Berkeley, and Stanford University.

Over 1600 Rotorua residents, aged 18-65, were randomly selected to participate in the study which was designed to measure any health effects from being exposed to the low levels of hydrogen sulphide gas which are commonly found in parts of Rotorua.

RDC Regulatory Services manager, Neven Hill, said he encouraged locals to attend the presentation so they can hear the latest update on the most comprehensive hydrogen sulphide study on Rotorua.

“As part of the study each of the participants underwent a series of health related tests and answered a number of questions in relation to the potential exposure to hydrogen sulphide each person was subjected to in a normal day.

“Some monitoring of hydrogen sulphide levels around the city was also carried out.”

The presentation is on Friday (20 September) from 1pm to 2pm at the council Civic Centre.

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