Centre for Air pollution, energy and health Research

Bringing together research on how air pollution and new forms of energy affect our health 
An NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence

2020 Asia Pacific Forum for Environmental Health Assessment (APF-EHA 2020)

November 14, 2019

All participants are warmly welcomed to the 2020 Asia Pacific Forum for Environmental Health Assessment (APF-EHA 2020) will be held by Climate, Air Quality Research Unit, Monash University, Australia.  This forum will bring together academic staff, researchers in universities, government representatives, health professionals, and students who are dedicated to the protection of human health from the environmental pollution and climate change.

26-28 July 2020 Melbourne · Australia

CAR Seminar series: Particulate matter air pollution and national and county life expectancy loss in the USA

November 14, 2019

Exposure to fine particulate matter pollution (PM2.5) is hazardous to health. This study was done to estimate the longevity benefits of current air pollution regulations and of further lowering concentrations. We used a statistical model, adjusted for other determinants of mortality such as poverty, to directly estimate mortality and life expectancy loss due to current PM2.5 pollution.

CAR Seminar Series: Climate change, extreme wildfires and air pollution

October 03, 2019

Two topics will be discussed: (1) Prescribed burns - how do they impact air quality. The timing of prescribed burns and key meteorological factors will be discussed; and (2) The use of high-resolution climate modelling to identify how future changes in atmospheric instability and dryness increase the potential for extreme wildfires.

CAR Seminar Series: Uncertainty framing, how to publish interesting but inconclusive results...

September 12, 2019

Scientists address uncertainty not only in how they perform analyses, but also in how they write about their results. This seminar discusses the many ways in which scientists describe how uncertainty affects interpretation of their conclusions, and how this makes inconclusive results publishable. In addition to an analysis of abstracts in the water sector, a controversy in air pollution is used as an example to spark debate and encourage critique and improvement of current practice.

CAR-CASANZ joint webinar: Air pollution mitigation using passive techniques in the built environment.

September 15, 2019

Join Asst. Prof John Gallagher from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, CASANZ and CAR for this special seminar on air pollution mitigation using passive techniques in the built environment.

CAR seminar series: From citizen science to urban climate: the Schools Weather and Air Quality (SWAQ) monitoring network

August 29, 2019

Prof Melissa Hart will discuss a citizen science project that is placing meteorology and air quality sensors in schools across Sydney. Students collect and analyse research quality data in curriculum-aligned classroom activities. Data are also available online to the public and researchers.

CAR responds to the review of standards for ozone, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide

August 01, 2019

CAR provides a submission on the proposed variation to the National Environment Protection (Ambient Air Quality) Measure (AAQ NEPM) standards for ozone, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide.

CAR symposium: air quality and health challenges of changing urban and transport landscapes

July 25, 2019

More than 85 people attended CAR’s symposium in Sydney on 31 May, which focused on the air quality and health challenges of changing urban landscapes, including how to engage the public.

Long-range sensors extend reach of air quality monitoring in South Pacific project

July 25, 2019

A CAR research project that is piloting low-cost sensors to monitor local air quality in Pacific Island countries is collaborating with the University of Oxford and UNSW to monitor regional sources of airborne particulates.

CAR seed funding leads to new project in Sri Lanka

July 25, 2019

The Sri Lankan National Science Foundation has awarded CAR researchers a $50,000 grant to investigate air pollution in Sri Lanka.

Study identifies long-term effects on infants

July 25, 2019

A new paper from the Hazelwood Health Study has explored the long-term impacts of the Hazelwood coal mine fire on markers of lung function in young children.  

Call for seed funding applications

May 08, 2019

CAR is calling for Expressions of Interest for seed funding applications for 2019. The purpose of CAR seed funding is to leverage funds for larger competitive research grants, translational activities or capacity building.

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