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Biodiversity and Health Study


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Thursday 5 Aug 2021, 12:00pm - Thursday 31 Mar 2022, 12:00pm



Jean Feary Mckenzie

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Biodiversity and Health Study

The Research Centre for Hauora and Health, Massey University, Wellington, is conducting a study looking at how the natural environment affects childhood health. The aim of the study is to investigate if exposure to greater biodiversity may protect against several common health conditions, including asthma and allergies.

We are inviting all children (aged 6-11 years) in the Wellington region, including those who do and those who do not have asthma and allergies, to take part. If you have a child aged 6-11-years-old the research team would be grateful if you would consider taking part!

What would my participation involve?

Taking part is easy and involves completing a questionnaire and your child taking part in two tests - a breathing and an allergy test. Later, a smaller number of participants will be invited to take part in a second phase of the study, which would involve taking samples from the mouth, nose, poo, and blood. For further information about the study please click this link .

To take part in the research, please text YES, your name and your child’s name to 021 819 745. Or click take part NOW to send us an email.

If you have any questions about the study, or if you, or anyone you know, would like any further information please contact the research team:


Phone: 0508 ASTHMA (278 462)

Text (SMS): 021 819 745

Thank you for your time and support.

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