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Waikouaiti/Karitane residents advised not to drink tap water

5 February 2021  Dunedin City Council and Public Health South are advising residents in Waikouaiti and Karitane not to use tap water for drinking, cooking or preparing food until further notice....

Safekids NZ launch Whare Kahikā (Home Safety App)

10 December 2020 Whare Kahikā is Aotearoa's very first child home safety app.

Toxic chemical being sold as MDMA in Auckland

6 November 2020   High Alert have issued a notification to advise that the toxic chemical methylenedianiline is being sold as MDMA in Auckland.

Warning over banned mothballs

2 September 2020 -  Mothball products containing naphthalene, camphor, and dichlorobenzene were banned in New Zealand in June 2014, because of the risk of children being poisoned by eating them.

Increase in the availability of counterfeit ‘Xanax bar’ tablets across New Zealand

14 August 2020 -  The Team at High Alert have issued an alert regarding an increase in the availability of counterfeit ‘Xanax bar’ tablets across New Zealand.

Raw apricot kernels recalled due to poisoning risk

  12 August 2020 -   Raw apricot kernels sold by a Christchurch food business are being recalled because of the potential risk of poisoning.

Enquiries to the New Zealand National Poisons Centre in 2018

6 July 2020 -  In 2018, the NZ National Poisons Centre (NZNPC) provided assessment and/or advice in 64,358 enquiries, comprising 25,330 direct contacts and 39,028 indirect contacts.

Introducing www.highalert.org.nz – an early warning system for dangerous drugs

1 July 2020 -  highalert. org. nz is the home of Drug Information and Alert Aotearoa New Zealand (DIANZ), an early warning system for dangerous drugs.

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23 June 2020 -  We all like to think ‘it’ won’t happen – but it does.

Increasing poison risk to children from e-cigarette liquid

28 January 2019 -  Children are at increasing risk of poisoning from unregulated e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine, according to new research from Queensland experts.

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