On Monday the last restrictions on water use were lifted in the town of Nokia. Water has also been drinkable in the areas of Koskenmäki and Kartano as of 8 am. Whereas restrictions are a thing of the past, chlorine levels are now higher than normal. Increased chlorine levels are however not harmful to health, although those sensitive to the chemical may experience irritation. For this reason clean water will be continued to be made available at two distribution points. Over time, chlorine levels will level off and meet guidelines set by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and the National Public Health Institute. Some patients continue to suffer
Some patients who fell ill following the water crisis in Nokia will require follow-up medical treatment for quite some time. According to Eila Kujansuu, a physician at the health centre in Nokia, hundreds of people in the town continue to suffer from stomach diseases or secondary diseases from diarrhoea.
Although new cases have not been reported for awhile, some patients' diseases have dragged on, said Asko Kirveskari, a physician in Nokia. In fact some patients have been ill for two and a half months.
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