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Report Highlights Australia’s Failure to Tackle Air Pollution 

State and territory governments have been accused of total failure in the fight for clean air after many of Australia’s largest polluters reported emissions hikes. Environmental Justice Australia has delivered a scathing assessment of state regulators after crunching numbers from … Continue reading

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Cars Are Killing Us 

About 3,000 Australians die prematurely each year from outdoor air pollution, and our cars are a major component of that pollution, particularly in traffic congested areas. Suburbs in Sydney and Melbourne and to a lesser extent other capital cities frequently … Continue reading

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London’s quality of life ranking slips over pollution and traffic 

London has slipped down a list of the best cities in the world for quality of life due to high levels of traffic and pollution. The capital placed 40th in the 19th annual Mercer Quality of Life Survey. London was … Continue reading

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Sydney air pollution alert issued as temperature heads to 38C 

High ozone levels trigger air quality alert with health department warning asthma sufferers to be prepared and limit exposure An air pollution alert has been issued for Sydney residents due to a high level of ozone, already exceeding government standards … Continue reading

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Air pollution kills 3000 Australians a year, say experts 

EXPERTS say air pollution is killing 3000 Australians a year and it is costing the economy up to $24.3 billion annually. Health, community and environment groups have called on the State and Federal governments to tighten regulations following a meeting … Continue reading

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Summer Wildfires: Chemicals, and Effects on Air Pollution

Wildfires – such as those in California – can have substantial effects on both air pollution and human health. What are the most common pollutants resulting from the California wildfires, and other fire events – and how dangerous are these … Continue reading

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Invisible killer – need for better air quality standards is urgent

In Australia there are 3000 deaths each year from air pollution, which is more than from traffic accidents. Imagine the nightly TV news – instead of the twisted car metal and bodies, they show a child fighting for breath from … Continue reading

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Air pollution caused by wildfires could trigger heart problems: study

New research shows that exposure to air pollution caused by wildfires could increase the risk for acute heart incidents such as cardiac arrest. A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association on Wednesday linked cardiac arrests, … Continue reading

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