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Health effects of PM10 in New Zealand

Publication date:  August 2003
Publication reference number:  AQTR39

This technical report on the health effects of PM10 (particles less than 10 microns in diameter) in New Zealand describes the potential health effects caused by inhaling PM10 in New Zealand towns and cities. Health effects range from minor effects, such as nose and throat irritation, to more serious effects such as aggravation of existing respiratory and cardiovascular disease, increased hospital admissions and school absences, and premature death.