PM2.5 concentrations, 2008–17

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PM2.5 is made up of solid and liquid particles in the air with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres. In New Zealand, most PM2.5 in the air results from combustion (burning wood for home heating, motor-vehicle exhaust), and to a lesser extent, particles formed from reactions in the atmosphere (secondary PM) and naturally occurring sea salt.
Short- and long-term exposure to PM2.5, even at low levels, is linked to respiratory and cardiovascular disease, and increased risk of premature death, especially in vulnerable people (the young, the elderly, and people with respiratory illness). Emerging evidence points to possible links with cognitive function, neuro-development, and diabetes.
More information on this dataset and how it relates to our environmental reporting indicators and topics can be found in the attached data quality pdf.

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1. Data quality for PM2.5 concentrations 354 KB pdf
Information
Category Environmental Reporting > Air > PM 2.5
Tags Our air 2018
Metadata Dublin Core
Technical Details
Table ID 98413
Data type Table
Row count 33750
Columns site, date, council, method, pm2_5, complete_for_trend, complete_for_mean, complete_year
Services Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed
History
Added 15 Oct 2018
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Current revision Imported on Oct. 15, 2018 from CSV .