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Environmental Health Report: Air Quality and Social Inequity in Aotearoa: A Preliminary Assessment

Summary

This report outlines a preliminary investigation into social inequity of air quality exposure and associated impacts in New Zealand. Overall, the data show that people in areas of higher socioeconomic deprivation are adversely affected more strongly by air pollution. This means policy that targets air pollution improvements in areas of higher socioeconomic deprivation would deliver bigger health benefits, especially policy to reduce motor vehicle emissions (the main source of NO2).

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