Environmental health

Environmental healthNgā Tūtohu Taiao

A healthy environment is essential for good health, particularly clean air and water, and healthy homes.

These indicators tell New Zealand’s environmental health story

Air quality

Wood and coal fires, number of motor vehicles, air pollutants, deaths and hospital visits due to air pollution.

Drinking water quality

Access to safe drinking water, waterborne diseases (campylobacteriosis, giardiasis, cryptosporidiosis), oral health, fluoridated drinking water, oral health.

Recreational water quality

Livestock numbers, waterborne infectious diseases.

Indoor environment

Household crowding, second-hand smoke, asthma, lower respiratory tract infections, meningococcal disease, SUDI.

UV exposure

Melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer.

Climate change

Number of hot and cold days, notifications of cryptosporidiosis, giardiasis and salmonellosis.

Transport

Use of different transport modes, road traffic injuries, unmet GP need due to lack of transport.

Hazardous substances

Notifications, hospitalisations and deaths due to hazardous substances exposure (including lead exposure).

Animals and human health

Leptospirosis infection.

Population information

Population characteristics, population groups more vulnerable to environmental hazards.

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These atlases let you explore regional data about environmental health.

District Health Board

District health boards (DHBs) are responsible for the health of the people living in their district. There are 20 DHBs in New Zealand.

Territorial Authority

Territorial authorities (TAs) include city councils and district councils. TAs provide services and infrastructure for their local community. There are 67 TAs in New Zealand.

Regional Council

Regional councils (RCs) are responsible for many environmental and public transport matters in their region. There are 16 regional councils (including unitary authorities) in New Zealand.

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National data

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About the indicators

These Environmental Health Indicators provide supporting information for the New Zealand Environmental Health Indicators (EHI) programme. The EHI programme is funded by the Ministry of Health. For more information about the Environmental Health Indicators programme, including indicators, factsheets and statistics, visit www.ehinz.ac.nz.