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Environmental Health Report: Air Pollution: Health Risk Assessment Mount Maunganui


This report is an air pollution health risk assessment for the Mount Maunganui area, prepared in response to a request by Toi Te Ora Public Health. The intent is to provide information to polluters, regulatory agencies, and the affected community on the potential scale of adverse health outcomes from existing air quality with the aim of working together to reduce discharges. The approach taken has been to qualitatively and, where practicable, quantitatively describe and assess potential health risks of exposure to identified air pollutants in the Mount Maunganui area in accordance with good practice (WHO, 2014). The qualitative assessment reviews available data for the period ending 31 December 2021. The quantitative assessment uses a base year of 2019, which pre-dates potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on ambient air quality.