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Shouldn't tackling woodsmoke be a high priority?

Anonymous 4 years ago 0
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How much reduction in particles is enough?

Anonymous 4 years ago 0
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Number of deaths due to air pollution?

Anonymous 4 years ago 0
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How Important is Particle Speciation?

Anonymous 4 years ago 0

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How much reduction in particles is enough?

Anonymous 4 years ago 0

Given the health damage caused by PM10 and PM 2.5s, is it satisfactory for our leaders to aim for only a small reduction to exposure, such as 10% or 20%? Should some sources of particles such as the burning of wood for heating/BBQs, be phased out altogether?

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Shouldn't tackling woodsmoke be a high priority?

Anonymous 4 years ago 0

Emissions inventories and air pollution monitoring data indicate that smoke from woodheaters is a major source of fine particles and other air toxics in many parts of Australia including the Hunter.  The recent Senate enquiry noted that tackling woodsmoke would achieve 66% of the benefits for just 1% of the costs of meeting air quality standards.  Shouldn't addressing this preventable health issue be a No 1 priority?

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What is the contribution and impact of diesel emissions to coal-related pollution?

Anonymous 4 years ago 0

e.g. diesel used in extracting and transporting coal