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Shouldn't tackling woodsmoke be a high priority?

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How does the air in Newcastle and the Hunter compare with Sydney or cities overseas?

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How much reduction in particles is enough?

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WHAT IS A SAFE DISTANCE TO LIVE FROM A WOOD HEATER IN AN URBAN AREA?

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Number of deaths due to air pollution?

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What is the latency (time to health effect) of PM10 and PM 2.5 exceedances with respect to respiratory incidents?

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What is the relative contribution of power stations to air pollution load?

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In the world's biggest coal port, what would a precautionary approach to managing particle pollution look like?

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How Important is Particle Speciation?

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Are Stockton Air Quality Monitoring Results a Cause for Concern?

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Isn't Newcastles air much cleaner than it was in the 1990's before BHP closed down?

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How does the air in Newcastle and the Hunter compare with Sydney or cities overseas?

Жасырын 5 year бұрын • updated by anonymous 7 ай бұрын 1
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Shouldn't tackling woodsmoke be a high priority?

Жасырын 5 year бұрын • updated by anonymous 7 ай бұрын 1

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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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?

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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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Number of deaths due to air pollution?

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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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Are Stockton Air Quality Monitoring Results a Cause for Concern?

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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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How much reduction in particles is enough?

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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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How quickly can blast gases cause respiratory problems?

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What is the relative contribution of power stations to air pollution load?

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