Health Impacts of Air Pollution in New Zealand


Updated Health and Air Pollution in New Zealand Study – Volume 2: Technical Reports (86 page pdf, Gerda Kuschel and Jayne Metcalfe, Emily Wilton, Jagadish Guria, Simon Hales, Kevin Rolfe, Alistair Woodward, HAPINZ, March 2012)

AIR POLLUTION CONTROL CENTER - NARA - 542766

AIR POLLUTION CONTROL CENTER – NARA – 542766 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Also discussed here: Updated Health and Air Pollution in New Zealand Study (2012)

And here: Pollution harming Aucklanders’ health – report  (Trevor Quinn, Auckland Now, Jul. 31, 2012)

And here: Air Quality (Auckland Council)

From New Zealand comes an updated report on the health impacts of air pollution based on an expanded monitoring of air pollution sources both natural and man made. The impacts are consistent with those in other developed countries where, for example, the number of premature deaths for Canada’s capital region, (Ottawa and Gatineau), with a population of just over 1.3 million and 530 deaths per year (reference: Illness Costs of Air Pollution for Ontario, 2008) compared to New Zealand’s capital, Auckland, with population of 1.4 million and 436 deaths, with over half coming from motor vehicle emissions. The report also flags impacts on children, specifically during the neonatal period.

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