The Minister of health Yaakov litzman stated that, according to the data obtained from the Ministry of health Haifa mother and child centres («Tipat halav»), the average volume of the head of newborn children in the Haifa area is not different from the average newborn head across the country, according to Haaretz.
Litzman noted that the staff of his Ministry and the Ministry of environment, headed by AVI Gabbaim, will continue to verify information associated with the recently published study scientists of the Haifa.
We will remind that on 31 January, the journalist of the 2nd channel of the Israeli television Chaim Rivlin published the results of a study conducted by scientists at the University of Haifa, according to which from-for adverse environmental conditions, in three districts of Haifa Bay, has been observed in newborns of lower weight and volume of the head is lower by 20%-30% than in children, wynoszonych in other areas. In the list of disadvantaged areas hit Kiryat Chaim, Kiryat Bialik, Southeast of Kiryat Tivo and slope of mount Carmel overlooking the industrial zone. Their findings are made on the basis of data for the last four years. These data were then published in all Israeli media.
Edict Haifa hospitals and clinics refused to comment on these studies. 1 February Yaakov litzman at the annual conference of the health Ministry, commenting on media publications, said that the media data is alarming, and promised to look into the situation.