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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 rising at an ‘alarming rate’ in world’s cities 

Outdoor pollution has risen 8% in five years with fast-growing cities in the developing world worst affected, WHO data shows Outdoor air pollution has grown 8% globally in the past five years, with billions of people around the world now … 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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Threat of air pollution to worsen along with global warming, warns Climate Council

Increased air pollution from bushfires is among the rising threats facing NSW residents as global warming makes blazes more likely, according to a new report by the Climate Council. The council said air quality levels were 50 times worse than … 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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Hot day prompts Sydney air pollution alert

Sydneysiders are being urged to avoid the outdoors on Friday due to poor air quality caused by high ozone levels. It is anticipated that Friday’s hot temperatures and lack of wind will exacerbate air pollution caused by car exhaust and … Continue reading

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