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Our experts talk on the health effects of bushfire smoke

16 Jan 2020

Millions of Australians have been exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution from bushfire smoke. In this collection of the latest media interviews our investigators talk about the health impacts and what can be done to minimise this exposure

Winner of community engagement grant

13 Feb 2020

CAR postdoc Tom Cole-Hunter has received a grant under the Advance Queensland Engaging Science Grants program to undertake a community engagement project called: "How's the air up there?": Queensland Communities Discussing Air Quality.
He will deploy several low-cost sensors and discuss the data with communities including schools in Brisbane and Townsville/Mackay.

What are the links between climate change and bushfires?

16 Jan 2020

"Human-caused climate change has resulted in more dangerous weather conditions for bushfires in recent decades for many regions of Australia" states this factsheet from the The Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub. A useful resource to understanding how climate change will affect future bushfire risk

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

14 Nov 2019

26-28 July 2020 Melbourne · Australia

Participants are welcomed to the 2020 Asia Pacific Forum for Environmental Health Assessment (APF-EHA 2020). 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 environmental pollution and climate change.

Catastrophic fire danger: Using the AirRater app

18 Nov 2019

On Tuesday 12 November 2019, as fire conditions continue to deteriorate in NSW, a catastrophic fire danger has been issued for greater Sydney, greater Hunter and Illawarra/Shoalhaven regions. 

A/Prof Fay Johnston, chief investigator of CAR, leads a team working on the AirRater project.  AirRater is a computer based application that provides public health support by monitoring air pollution levels. AirRater has recently been made available in Port Macquarie area. By using AirRater, it can allow the public to be better prepared and know when to take action to protect their health from the effects of the smoke.

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

01 Aug 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.

Single sensors hold promise for studying effects of air pollution

30 Apr 2019

A new study has shed light on the best way to study the immediate physiological effects of air pollution.

Catastrophic fire danger: Using the AirRater app.

11 Nov 2019

A/Prof Fay Johnston, chief investigator of CAR, leads a team working on the AirRater project.  AirRater is a computer based application that provides public health support by monitoring air pollution levels. AirRater has recently been made available in Port Macquarie area. 

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