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“Radiation in New Zealand food is not from Fukushima” ?

Posted by te2ataria on September 22, 2016

Raise your [third] hand if you can verify the following information:

“Two post-Fukushima meltdown studies [conducted by the government] have found radiation in New Zealand food: but fear not – it is merely harmless remains [REALLY?] from nuclear testing decades ago.

[FOOD SAFETY MUCH?]

“While conspiracy posts on social media may have people thinking that harmful levels of radiation were making their way to New Zealand, and into the seafood we eat, science has proven that is not the case [REALLY?]

“After the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, which caused a meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries [MPI] commissioned two studies to look at radiation making its way into the New Zealand diet.

“By examining 40 foods including farmed salmon, shellfish and wild fish they have found that the radioactive version of caesium at levels less than 0.1 per cent of the international guidance limit for contamination.”

[REALLY?]

“Not only were the elements expected to be found in Fukushima fallout not present, but modelling showed it would be about 10 years before it reached New Zealand – and by then it would not be at harmful levels,” MPI mouthpiece said.

Other Selected Headlines:

Wellington Guillain-Barre Syndrome case under investigation

“A patient is in intensive care in Wellington Hospital with Guillain Barre Syndrome – the debilitating condition linked to campylobacter outbreaks such as the one that hit Havelock North.

[Water Safety Much?]

“However, health authorities say they are still investigating whether the Wellington case is linked to last month’s Hawke’s Bay outbreak which left an estimated 5200 the Havelock North residents suffering from gastro illness.”   http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/84507285/wellington-hospital-treating-guillain-barre-syndrome-patient

Queenstown’s The Helicopter Line has four crashes in three years

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/84499620/queenstowns-the-helicopter-line-has-four-snow-crashes-in-three-years

Indian man killed by train,  mobile phone blamed [NATURALLY!]

24-year-old Tejas Patel was hit and killed by a train at Auckland’s Morningside station. And in the old kiwi tradition the authorities, Transport Accident Investigation Commission,blame him, the victim, for the fatal collision.

[Rail Safety Much?]

The commission admitted, however, “there was insufficient protection at the bottom of the platform ramp to prevent pedestrians inadvertently walking out in front of trains.”

Nimesha Patel, the victim’s mother, has joined voices calling for safety at New Zealand rail crossings, following the incident which killed her only child.   http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/84536892/Pedestrian-killed-by-train-may-have-been-distracted-by-using-his-phone

Yet another body recovered near Kaitaia in the Far North

Police say they have recovered a body from a rural bush area 20 minutes east of Kaitaia. And … that they have been searching in the area since yesterday using cadaver dogs and a specialist search unit from Auckland.

“We believe the body may have been there for some time and it has been a methodical process to preserve any potential evidence. We have been assisted today by a Pathologist and several scientists from ESR in Auckland.”  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-recovered-during-search-rural-area-east-kaitaia

[See if you can spot at least FOUR logical fallacies in the police statement.]

The F**ing Cowards of New Zealand

Father charged with fleeing Exclusive Brethren triple fatality

Exclusive Brethren Russell Stewart has pleaded not guilty to seven charges of driving under the influence of alcohol causing death or injury, and one charge of failing to remain at an accident.  http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11714784

Our Racist Justice System: A Korean-born New Zealand resident suspected of killing a woman in China should be extradited to China, frigging racist Justice Minister Amy Adams has decided [TWICE.]

Kyung Yup Kim, 41, who spent his 40th birthday in custody in 2015, has been held in custody without a charge for more than five years while the extradition process continued.

Kim, who has two teenage children, has repeatedly denied meeting the woman who was killed in Shanghai or having anything to do with her death in December 2009.

Kim’s lawyers said there was “overwhelming credible evidence of routine use of torture and ill-treatment” in China, particularly to extract confessions.

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Woman contracts Guillain Barre syndrome after drinking tap water in Havelock North, NZ

Posted by te2ataria on September 15, 2016

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Victim one of 5,200 people infected by campylobacter in Havelock North gastro outbreak

Single mum April Singh, 41, has been diagnosed with Guillain Barre syndrome, a serious neurological disorder, after contracting campylobacteriosis from drinking infected tap water during Havelock North’s gastro outbreak in August.

Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) can develop after a campylobacter infection.

“GBS is an autoimmune disorder, where the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues. The immune cells attack the myelin sheath – the fatty substance covering nerve fibres. The myelin sheath insulates and protects the nerve fibres and assists with the passage of impulses throughout the nervous system. If the myelin sheath is damaged, messages from the brain may be slowed or blocked completely.”

The Indian mother of eight, who works as a cleaner, said she “couldn’t vacuum or stand for long periods of time. I’m a pretty strong person and this isn’t me.”

“I’ve gone from being a real strong person to being a weakling,” she said.

Singh, who was in considerable pain, was misdiagnosed at the Hastings medical centre on September 3. “She was told there that she may have fibromyalgia and she went home. Five days later, when things hadn’t improved, she went to her GP, who sent her to hospital,” said a report.

At least 111 people [2.32 per 100,000 people] with GBS are hospitalized in New Zealand each year and a third of of them are related to campylobacter.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/84289991/havelock-north-woman-with-guillain-barre-syndrome-may-never-drink-tap-water-again

NZ’s long-running Campylobacter epidemic from poultry: Now with antibiotic resistance

NZ is known as the “Campylobacter capital of the world” in food safety circles for having the highest rates reported by any country. Now that our rates have halved (due to past regulations [9]) we may, thankfully, have slipped from first place, but our rate (150 per 100,000 in 2014 [4]) is still much higher than other countries we typically compare ourselves with. It is more than 10 times that of the US (13 per 100,000 in 2014 [10]) and more than 50% higher than Australia (94 per 100,000 in 2013 [11]). Largely eliminating poultry as a source could virtually halve our incidence and show that we can manage this food safety problem effectively.

NZ’s reputation as a trusted exporter of safe food took a battering following the botulism and milk powder scare in August 2013 (the “whey protein concentrate incident”). We need to demonstrate our low tolerance of food contaminated with real microbial hazards, as is clearly the situation with Campylobacter in fresh chicken.

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Safe in New Zealand: Havelock North gastro followed by E. coli contamination in Hastings

Posted by te2ataria on August 20, 2016

Sent by a concerned reader

WTF: Victims of Havelock North gastro outbreak could develop auto-immune disease

Small number of people hit by Havelock North campylobacter outbreak could develop a serious neurological condition called Guillain-Barre Syndrome, says Professor Michael Baker, a leading public health academic of the department of public health at Otago University.

“Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or GBS, sees the body’s immune system attack nerves that control movement and feeling. It develops one to two weeks after a campylobacter infection,” said a report.

Hastings water contaminated

“Test results this afternoon for the Hastings town supply produced positive results for E. coli bacteria. E. coli can be an indicator of faecal contamination and can cause gastric illness.

“Hastings’ water, supplied from an underground aquifer, is quite separate from the Havelock North town supply which was found to have been contaminated with campylobacter and led to more than 4000 people falling ill with symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhoea, fever, headaches and muscle pain,” according to a report.

Exposure to Toxic Poisoning in New Zealand Lakes and Waterways

New Zealand’s intensive animal industries produce about 4 times more manure than could safely be used as fertilizer, said a report.

New Zealand farmers used a total of 820,000 tons of fertilizers to their croplands in 1999 (204 kg/ha of cropland each year, about twice as much as the U.S. and 220 percent of the world average). New Zealand also uses about twice as much pesticides per hectare of cropland (2,215 kg/ha, 1996 data – more recent data not available.) than the U.S.

South Canterbury has highest rates of gastro illnesses in the South Island

“South Canterbury’s high rate of gastro illness is attributed to the high number of people in physical contact with farm animals either through work or on lifestyle blocks”, said a report.

The statistics (based on per 100,000 population) show 250 cases of campylobacteriosis for South Canterbury (compared to 180 nationally), 28 cryptosporidiosis (compared to 18 nationally), and 50 salmonellosis (compared to 22 nationally)

 

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