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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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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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Brooklyn pleads for tough action on air pollution

For many decades an ill wind has blown in Brooklyn. The suburb, in Melbourne’s west, suffers from a level of air pollution caused by a nearby industrial estate north of Geelong Road that soars well above national health standards and … 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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