Air pollution contributes to respiratory health problems
There is strong evidence that poor air quality contributes to the ill health of many Australians.
Particulates and compounds from sources such as vehicle emissions, smog and coal dust are affecting many communities across the country.
It's important that the government is able to monitor and regulate air pollutants in order to ensure Australians are protected from the health threats of air pollution.
The Greens have established an inquiry into air pollution's impacts on health
In the Inquiry's first hearing in Newcastle on 16 April 2013, Senator Di Natale, NSW Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon and Committee Chair Senator Rachel Siewert heard from a wide range of witnesses including doctors, community groups, environment groups and government agencies about the health effects of air pollution.
Via this inquiry, the Senate will examine the impacts on health of air quality in Australia, including:
(a) particulate matter, its sources and effects;
(b) those populations most at risk and the causes that put those populations at risk;
(c) the standards, monitoring and regulation of air quality at all levels of government; and
(d) any other related matters.
Are you affected by the health impacts of air pollution?
Write to Senator Di Natale and share your story.
Dr Richard Di Natale, Senator for Victoria
Greens spokesperson for Health
Ph. 03 5221 4100