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Environmental Health of Remote Indigenous Communities Project

 

Overview

The Environmental Health of Remote Indigenous Communities Project is a research project conducted by the Telethon Kids Institute in Western Australia (WA). The project is investigating the impact of water quality and dust exposure on the respiratory health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian children.

The initial stage of the project involved the collection of water and dust samples from remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Martu) communities in the eastern Pilbara. The samples were then analysed for heavy metal contamination.

The second phase of the project will involve real-time monitoring of inhalable dust, with a view to estimating exposure levels in remote communities.

Abstract adapted from Telethon Kids Institute

Contacts

Telethon Kids Institute
100 Roberts Road
Subiaco WA 6008
PO Box 855
West Perth WA 6872
Ph: (08) 9489 7777
Fax: (08) 9489 7700
Email: contact@telethonkids.org.au

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Last updated: 23 May 2017
 
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