Karawhiua Atu: Māori and involuntary Chemical Exposure

Dr Paul Reynolds, Dr Cherryl Smith

This report is a review of existing literature on involuntary chemical exposure to Māori. It is one section of a larger research project called: Health, Cultural and Social Experiences of Maori who Believe They Have Been Affected by Chemical Related Illness, undertaken by Te Atawhai o Te Ao. This was a two year research project 2006-2008 funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand.

This review focuses on involuntary chemical exposures to New Zealand Māori as they can be inferred from various scientific papers and reports in Aotearoa/New Zealand, and where possible, on the outcomes that can be associated with such exposures.


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