Air pollution is linked to health problems like chest pain, coughing, and breathing difficulties. It triggers asthma attacks, and it can lead to irreversible lung damage and exacerbates conditions like bronchitis and emphysema.
The Greens have established a Senate inquiry into the impacts of air quality on health in Australia.
The Inquiry held hearings in Newcastle on 16 April and the Greens are pushing for hearings in other regions affected by air pollution.
Air pollution contributes to respiratory health problems