HSSS 2017 report released

Posted on 12/01/2018 by Rose Mwipiko

This latest report (2017) on the adverse health effects of exposure to hazardous substances in New Zealand has been released and can be found here 

Key Findings

  • There were 41 hazardous substances-related deaths registered in 2014 compared to 44 deaths in 2013
  • Males had higher rates of mortality than females from hazardous substances  There were no deaths of children less than five years old from 2006 to 2014 due to hazardous substances exposure
  • Toxic effects of carbon monoxide contributed to 379 deaths between 2006 and 2014, of which 362 were intentional exposures or suicides. Death from carbon monoxide exposure was most common in the 25-44 year (139 deaths) and 45-64 year (150 deaths) age groups