About this item

Issue date:
5 September 2023
Corporate Author:
Manatū Hauora - Ministry of Health
Document date:
1 July 1998
Commissioned report, Evaluation & review, Research, Resource
Environmental health

Mosquito vectors of serious mammalian diseases could arrive in New Zealand at any time. The need for safe agents for their eradication and/or control is imperative.

Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis is a subspecies of the common insecticidal bacterium; it was discovered in 1978 and has high toxicity to Diptera.

In 2005 the Ministry of Health commissioned a report to review and update the original 1998 environmental and health impact report.

Download: A Review and Update of the 1998 Report - PDF, 143 KB

A Review and Update of the Report “Environmental and health impacts of Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis”.

Date of publication: May 2005