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Standard for measuring exposure to radiation gets updated

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Ionising radiation can save lives, but it can also cause serious harm. Getting the right measurement of exposure to ionising radiation in any situation is at the heart of an ISO standard that has recently been updated.

Ensuring that infant formulas deliver adequate nutrition

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Eight new international standards specifying methods for testing vitamins and other micronutrients in infant formula will help ensure their nutrient content conforms to their declaration, and New Zealanders helped develop them.

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As New Zealand has a multi-faceted health-care system there are many standards, workbooks, and audit workbooks to meet different needs. The development of the documents is carried out by committees of the appropriate industry experts who often include providers, health care organisations, insurers, and consumer representatives.

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