Agrichemicals are chemicals used in agriculture. When the spray drifts away from the target area, it is known as spray-drift.
Spray-drift can cause health problems and contaminate water and food sources. It can:
If you are concerned about spray-drift and your health, call Healthline on 0800 611 116 or see your doctor or practice nurse.
If you are exposed to spray-drift you may want to:
You can also note down the following details if you know them:
You may even be able to video or photograph what is happening.
Report your issue and findings to Auckland Council on 09 3010101.
Auckland Regional Public Health Service's role is to advise about possible adverse effects of spray-drift and steps you can take to minimise those effects.
If spray-drift has affected your health, the primary care provider will contact Auckland Regional Public Health Service who will assess whether further public health investigation is required.
Last updated 13.12.2022