15 Jul 2018

Michael Baker: NZ's drinking water may not be our biggest worry

From Sunday Morning, 8:38 am on 15 July 2018

The government is making changes to the Health Act to try to improve drinking-water safety standards. A recent report by the Ministry of Health on the quality of drinking water 2016-17 found that 19 percent of the population is exposed to water that doesn't meet all the requirements of its safety standards. Otago University Professor of Public Health Michael Baker explains what the data means, but points out other issues that he believes are of greater concern in the way we monitor health threats.