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Centre for Air pollution, energy and health Research


An NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence

A five-star rating system for air quality has been developed by experts in environmental health to highlight how air quality varies across Australia, and to promote awareness and discussions about the link between air quality and health. 

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30 September 2022

Tackling air pollution at a global scale

Air pollution does not respect a country's borders- it can be transboundary. CAR's Prof Bin Jalaludin has argued the need for quicker implementation of transboundary agreements for air pollution to save lives


Read more 


03 August 2022

Seed funding recipients announced

Five groups have been awarded one of our seed grants to investigate the relationship between air quality and health.


Find out more about these projects

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02 September 2022

New Centre for Safe Air

We're delighted to announce that CAR has been refunded for another 5 years under the name of 'Centre for Safe Air' & led by Prof Fay Johnston at University of Tasmania. Our third round of Centres for Research Excellence funding is a testament to our successful collaboration and research translation. Congratulations all!


Read more about what we'll be doing


20 May 2022

Policy position: the health impacts of gas use & extraction 

Many Australian homes use gas for cooking or heating and gas extraction has increased in recent decades. But what health impacts do these activities have? And what should governments be doing ensure people are safe? Find out in our latest policy statement


Read position paper


01 September 2022

Factsheet: Wood heater smoke is not safe

While we all love the warmth and nostalgia that an open fire brings, the reality is that the smoke it produces damages our health. In our newly released factsheet, we have outlined how smoke from wood heaters affects health and what can be done about it.


Read factsheet

We are a virtual centre that brings together more than 30 researchers from around Australia and internationally to pursue collaborative research projects and translate our research into practice. Our research aims to understand the health impacts of air pollution and new energy sources.


Our vision is for a healthier community through cleaner air and cleaner energy sources.  


See our Eventbrite page for all current events

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16 September 2022

September webinar
Air pollution and liver cancer

Hear from Prof Leon Guo about the links between fine particulate matter (PM 2.5), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and liver cancer in a study from Taiwan.

Watch recording

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16 September 2022

Bonus webinar: 
Next-generation air quality management: Advancing environmental equity and catalyzing decarbonization around the world

Hear from Sean Wihera of Clarity Movement about how collaborations between governments, communities, academics and industry can be used to advance environmental equity and decarbonisation. 

Watch recording


08 July 2022

July webinar:
Minimising children's 
exposure to air pollution when travelling to school

Join us to hear from Dr Amanda Wheeler and Manning Young about a monitoring campaign testing air quality on travel routes for school children in Melbourne, Australia

Watch recording


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