In spite of a signed letter to Govt by 19 NZ Doctors concerned about 1080 health risks, the Hunua Ranges drop is going ahead!

Note: remember people, this has been in court (big thanks to Sue Grey, lawyer) and DoC’s lawyers asked the judge for their scientist to NOT be cross examined. How dodgy is that? And the drop is going ahead. No surprizes there. See the Court approval here.
The news here below is from Carol Sawyer.

IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE*

THE INCREDIBLE LETTER BELOW HAS BEEN PREPARED BY DOCTORS WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT 1080 POISON BEING DEPOSITED IN DRINKING WATER

Open letter to the Government, Friday, 21st September 2018.

As doctors, we are extremely concerned about the health risk of depositing poisoned bait over 22,500 hectares of the Hunua water catchment area. Specifically, we are concerned about Sodium Fluoroacetate (SMFA / 1080), a known deadly poison which is known to cause sub-lethal effects on reproduction and is classified as a teratogen, having potential to contaminate the Auckland water supply.

There is no effective antidote for 1080 poisoning in humans.

We are extremely concerned that public officials are not adopting a far more precautionary approach to the safety of the Auckland water catchment, especially when the effects of 1080, a highly soluble poison, is not quantifiably able to be tested on how it affects the health of humans.

Studies show that 1080 affects the reproductive organs, the cardiac system, and respiratory system in mammals. There is no safe minimal level known and water testing and sampling after aerial 1080 application cannot prudently protect the public from risk of exposure from this poison.

As doctors, we are responsible for the health of individuals and communities. Therefore, we ask the government to immediately stop the usage of sodium fluoroacetate which has potential to contaminate the New Zealand water supply.

Signed,

Dr Ulrich Doering MBChB, Dipl O+G, FRNZCGP

Dr Roger Leitch MBChB, FRNZCGP

Dr Mogens Poppe FRNZCGP FRACGP

Dr Janine Budden MBChB, FRNZCGP

Dr Caroline Wheeler MBChB

Dr Ron Goedeke

Dr Tessa Jones MBChB, Dipl Obs, FRNZCGP, FACNEM, FAARM

Dr. Charles M. Baycroft BSc; MD. FRNZCGP, Dip MSM, QBE.

Dr Donald Palmer MBChB, Dipl O+G, FRNZCGP

Dr Jocelyn Lydford MD

Dr Kamal Karl MBBS, FRNZCGP, FACNEM, FNZCAM, FACCS

Dr Avani Karl

Dr Rick Coleman MB ChB, Dip Obst, FRNZCGP

Dr Helen Proctor

Dr Richard Drexel

Dr Tim Ewer, MB ChB, MMedSci, MRCP, FRACP, FRNZCGP, Dip Occ Med

Dr Tracey Chandler BSc (Hons), MB ChB, FRNZCGP, MNZSCM, PGDipSEM, Cert Dermoscopy

Dr Janine Budden MBCHB, MRCGP, FRNZCGP, CertNutrMed, DipObs

Michael E Godfrey MB.BS. FACNEM

 

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10 thoughts on “In spite of a signed letter to Govt by 19 NZ Doctors concerned about 1080 health risks, the Hunua Ranges drop is going ahead!”

  1. It totally beggars belief that despite it taken to court by a lawyer and a letter signed by 19 doctors that a judge chooses to allow DOCS to poison a city water catchment . And to not cross examine the Docs own Scientist ?Does this not tell the world 🌍 at large that NEW ZEALAND is governed by people determined to ruin the country’s image as clean green ( already done). But also that it’s intension is to poison it’s own people ? Furthermore that it’s Judges and court systems are corrupt ? Do you not think that it’s time there was a ROYAL COMMISSION into this??? BUT sadly this too I suspect would be CORRUPT …. RIP New Zealand

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    1. I am looking forward to the day Government uses its wisdom which means its head and it’s heart which means compassion to listen to the citizens of what is meant to be one of the cleanest and greenest countries on this wonderful earth. Wake up NZ
      NO MORE 1080 TOXIC POISON.

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  2. Another point. Banning and not using 1080 poison now will save the Government 100’s thousands dollars. Lives will be saved from getting poisoned and costing the country unkown amounts of dollars in medical costs etc.

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  3. I am feeling really really upset with this Government who is not taking any notice of the general public, doctors, scientists and others in the know about this most toxic substance with no known cure or antedote (just like glyphosate). Can the Government be brought into court to answer questions the New Zealand public want answered? They are definitely not seeking the best for the people who voted them in. Their responsbility is towards New Zealanders whom they represent and are both responsbible and answerable to nothing to do with their ego and what they think etc. Surely it is about what New Zealanders want and know is best for them and the country. BAN 1080 POISON NOW.

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