Hazardous substances surveillance system (HSSS)

We run a hazardous substances surveillance system for New Zealand. This system monitors diseases, injuries and deaths from hazardous substances exposures.

The surveillance system includes the following datasets:

  • deaths (Mortality Collection)
  • hospitalisations (National Minimum Dataset)
  • GP visits related to hazardous substances (HSDIRT notification tool)
  • notifications of lead absorption
  • hazardous substances incidents (NZ Fire Service)
  • calls to the National Poisons Centre.

Data and publications

We publish annual reports of national results from this surveillance system. We also provide results for district health boards (DHBs).

pdficon small Annual Hazardous Substances Injury Report 2016 (Dec 2016) (pdf, 1.1 MB)
This report presents findings on the adverse health effects of exposure to hazardous substances in New Zealand.

pdficon small Deaths due to hazardous substances, 2006-2011 (Jan 2016) (pdf, 0.7 MB)

pdficon small Hazardous substances notifications in New Zealand 2013 (Jan 2016) (pdf, 0.7 MB)

pdficon small Lead absorption notifications in New Zealand 2013 (Mar 2015) (pdf, 0.8 MB)

pdficon small Annual Hazardous Substances Injury Report 2015 (Jan 2016) (pdf, 1.1 MB)
This report presents findings on the adverse health effects of exposure to hazardous substances in New Zealand.

pdficon small Annual Hazardous Substances Injury Report 2014 (Nov 2014) (pdf, 1.1 MB)
This report presents findings on the adverse health effects of exposure to hazardous substances in New Zealand.

pdficon small National Hazardous Substances and Lead Notifications January - December 2015 (Jul 2016) (pdf, 0.7 MB)
This report presents findings from the Hazardous Substances Disease and Injury Reporting Tool (HSDIRT) in 2015.

pdficon small National Hazardous Substances and Lead Notifications January - December 2014 (Jan 2016) (pdf, 0.7 MB)
This report presents findings from the Hazardous Substances Disease and Injury Reporting Tool (HSDIRT) in 2014.

pdficon small National Hazardous Substances and Lead Notifications January - December 2013 (Feb 2015) (pdf, 0.6 MB)
This report presents findings from the Hazardous Substances Disease and Injury Reporting Tool (HSDIRT) and EpiSurv during 2013.

For a summary of the latest results, go to the hazardous substances indicators webpage.

For more information on the hazardous substances surveillance system, email Fei Xu.