New Zealand's Environmental Reporting Series: The Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand
Benzene is a volatile organic compound. Motor vehicle use and home heating are the main sources of airborne benzene emissions. Natural sources include volcanoes and forest fires. Benzene can affect the nervous system and is associated with some forms of cancer.
Benzene is emitted by human-made (motor vehicles, burning wood or coal for home heating, and some industrial activities) and natural (volcanoes and forest fires) sources.
Column headings: - Con_mcg_m3 = Concentration in micrograms per cubic metre (μg/m3)
This dataset relates to the "Benzene concentrations" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.
Waikato Regional Council, Environment Canterbury, Auckland Council