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Australian cities see higher death toll from worsening air pollution

Air pollution in Australia’s major cities will worsen, in turn causing more premature deaths, according to a latest Australian-linked research on Monday (July 16). More than 3,000 premature deaths in the country every year are related to urban air pollution … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: Big ships, bigger stink

Nowadays, Christmas arrives by ship not sleigh. The labels of our new Christmas jumpers, novelty socks, toys and mobile phones reveal the global trade in manufactured goods and the huge distances they travel. Shipping is more energy efficient than road … Continue reading

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Air quality standards ‘increase pollution and health risks’

Deadly air pollution continues to be a problem in Australia because air quality standards are being misused, say experts. The standards governing six key outdoor pollutants are being interpreted as an acceptable upper limit of pollution, says health statistician Associate … Continue reading

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Ships leave air pollution in their wake

Shipping may produce 30 per cent of all nitrogen oxide and 20 per cent of total sulphur emissions in Australia, a study suggests. “These [non-greenhouse gases] produce photochemical smog and airborne particulates that can contribute to health issues,” says study … Continue reading

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