26 Nov 2019

Mould a bigger threat in homes than meth residue - health expert

From Checkpoint, 5:51 pm on 26 November 2019

A Pasifika woman now living in Flaxmere in Hawke's Bay is thankful she's escaped a mouldy and damp nightmare rental property that was meant to be her first slice of kiwi paradise.

Tala-lelei Hefa moved to New Zealand from Tonga in July - five months pregnant - with her husband - but escaped the rental property just recently because it was affecting the health of her and her family.

As Jonathan Mitchell reports, mould is being described as a much bigger threat to human health than the class A drug methamphetamine.