An update by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Ministry of Health concerning the epidemiology monitoring report in the Haifa Bay region

It may be recalled that the Ministers of Health and Environmental Protection decided to take responsibility for the study that is currently being funded and managed by the Government rather than by outside parties.

The scientific committee that was formed for accompanying the study, consisting of representatives of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Ministry of Health and senior academic and medical institution researchers, is working carefully to publish the report as soon as possible. In this context the accompanying committee met with the researcher team on April 19, 2016 for a professional, pertinent discussion.

After a careful examination, in mid-May the committee asked the researchers at the University of Haifa for further details on the report that was given.
The investigators submitted the additional details on June 5, 2016 and the report was given to the accompanying scientific committee for continuing work.
The committee has been working diligently on the report and will continue to discuss the study report with the researchers in the near future.
The accompanying scientific committee will present as soon as possible, at the end of the scientific process, the full report and the study, as submitted to it by the researchers – so that all of the information and the scientific procedure will be published for all to see.

We shall provide an update on the study’s status in about a month’s time.