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100 Sample results promised 52 actually taken and this is 17 years after 245t has ceased being manufactured. ROUND ONE Blood Serum Test showed the people who participated had a elevated 5 Fold level against the National average.

Round Two was then carried out an additional 28 people testes and in March 2005 the results were made public that the Elevated levels against NZ population was: FOUR FOLD

1st Round of Serum Test results:

Elevated levels against NZ population was: FIVE FOLD

New Plymouth, Paritutu
Community Dioxin Exposure Assessment Study Phase One

DOC-10069

2nd Round of Serum Test results:

Elevated levels against NZ population was: FOUR FOLD

Moh / ESR Dioxin Study was released however it had key problems; which the people of Paritutu began to highlight; only to fall on deaf ears.

Summary DOC 10070

Full Report

DOC 10071

TV3 engauded an forensic accountant to crunch the numbers and do a complete review of the studies reported results. Only to find it had serious flaws which brought the outcomes presented into serious question as these mistakes had the effect of watering down the actual impacts on the people of Paritutu.

KEY PROBLEMS FOUND:

  1. Participants in the Wrong Group
  2. Different Data sets merged
  3. Potential Omissions
  4. Lack of Certianty ie (only 28 Tests done) instead of 48 to make up the 100 tests

Appendex O: withheld from the peer reviewers overseas and these errors unabled to be picked up. Document "O"

Due to the Study results the Moh launched a Health Study for Cancer with the scope to find if the people of Paritutu had Health problems that would encompass 2000 + participants. who where in the exsposed zone.

However the MoH carried out the study including the entire New Plymouth Territoral Authority which involved 60 - 66000 people this had the effect of watering down the actual exsposure results and cancer in relationship to the people of Paritutu and 245t manuafcturing Plant.

 

Target Group

2000 people

Actual Group

60-66,000 people

This results in a dramtically watered down outcome for the people of Paritutu