The Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service has a focus on the following environmental health topics:

 

About environmental health and resource management

  • environmental health is the study of how the natural environment influences human health and disease
  • the Resource Management Act governs how New Zealand's environment is managed
  • Public Health Service staff use the Act to promote and protect public health
  • Public Health Service staff work with local councils, and make submissions on council policies, plans and resource consents that have could potential affect public health.