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Number of deaths due to air pollution?

Anonymous 5 years ago 0

What is a realistic estimate of the number of deaths and illnesses caused by pollution every year in Newcastle and the Hunter?

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I would like to hear the experts describe the health importance of particle exposure in the range from pm2.5 to pm 10. Is it justified for a health impact assessment to examine only PM2.5 while ignoring PM10?

Anonymous 5 years ago 0

I would like to hear the expert's opinion on the health importance of particles in the 2.5 to 10 micron range. Is it justified for a health impact assessment to consider only PM 2.5 and ignore PM10 as was done for the Wallarah 2 mine proposal?

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Sulfur

Anonymous 5 years ago 0

I'm particularly concerned about gaseous pollution. On foggy days in the Upper Hunter there is often a sulfurous smell which burns the sinuses and stings the eyes. What are the likely gases involved and their effect on human health?

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How Important is Particle Speciation?

Anonymous 5 years ago 0

Air quality monitoring stations in the Newcastle LGA will be installed by the EPA in the near future. Is it important these stations include the ANSTO particle speciation testing to understand as well as the level of particles the type of particles hence source of these particles and health effects and means to control any particle pollution at their source?

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Are Stockton Air Quality Monitoring Results a Cause for Concern?

Anonymous 5 years ago 0

An air monitoring station at Stockton measures PM10, PM2.5, NH3, NO2, NOx and has been operational for 8 months. There have been 20 failures of the PM10 50 ug/m3 criteria and 1 failure of PM2.5 25 ug/m3 advisory. Is this a cause for concern. 

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Is there any health effects from PM10 particles listed below?

Anonymous 5 years ago 0

Is there any health effects from PM10 particles identified as 

1. Salt particles

2. Coal particles

3. Soil particles (assume depends on the soil and  contamination of the soil if from industrial area)

4. Ammonium nitrate (as PM10 or PM2.5)

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How do the pollution problems of gas fired power stations compare with coal fired ones? steve robinson

Anonymous 5 years ago 0

Gloucester valley has 2 open cut coal mines but fortunately no power station. AGL are threatening to build a gas fired power station.