Hazardous substances-related deaths reported to the coroner in New Zealand
This section presents information on deaths due to hazardous substances in New Zealand from 2007–21. The data comes from the National Coronial Information System (NCIS) and only include deaths where the coroner has completed the investigation.
Every year, people in New Zealand continue to die from exposure to hazardous substances. Common exposures include inhalation of carbon monoxide, huffing of butane, and exposure to pesticides, solvents, cleaning agents and paints. These deaths are often preventable (Environmental Protection Authority 2013).
Factsheets and Metadata
Hazardous substances-related deaths reported to the coroner in New Zealand (Sep 2023)
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Information about the data
The data presented in this factsheet were extracted from the National Coronial Information System (NCIS) on 19 July 2023. The organisation source of the data is the Victorian Department of Justice and Community Safety.