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Environmental Health Intelligence NZ provides information and intelligence on how the environment affects the health of Aotearoa New Zealand's population. Explore our domains:
Latest key findings
Climate ChangeNorthern & Eastern parts of New Zealand are currently more affected by hot & dry days. Western regions of the South Island are more affected by extreme rainfall days.
Indoor EnvironmentSUDI, asthma prevalence and second-hand smoke exposure in the home all present major inequities throughout New Zealand.
Water qualityOnly parts of the population definitely have access to safe (64.6%), or fluoridated (50.5%) drinking water. Faecal bacteria is also common in freshwater (54.8%) and marine (9.4%) bathing sites.
- Lower respiratory tract infection hospitalisations in 0–4 year olds returned to pre-COVID-19 levels in 2021 8 December 2022
- High concentrations of PM₁₀ are far more common in the South Island 1 December 2022
- Petrol and diesel injuries commonly result in multi-day hospital stays 23 November 2022
- Asthma hospitalisations in children aged 0–14 years increased by more than 50% in 2021 9 November 2022
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