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
- Copyright status:
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.
Date of publication: July 1998
A Review and Update of the Report “Environmental and health impacts of Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis”.
Date of publication: May 2005