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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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Call for action on pollution as emissions linked to respiratory illnesses double

Study shows over the past five years industry doubled its emissions of a type of fine particle called PM10, linked to asthma and bronchitis Environment and health groups have called for a rapid crackdown on air pollution after a new … Continue reading

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Morwell mine fire: air monitoring was lacking as pollution hit hazardous levels

Air pollution was 10 times acceptable levels during the peak of the Morwell coalmine fire in Victoria, but scientists were unable to measure it accurately at the time, an inquiry has heard. Staff from the state’s Environment Protection Authority EPA … Continue reading

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