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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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16 September 2022
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.
16 September 2022
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.
08 July 2022
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