Given the Centre’s remit, our response to the Strategy is provided in the context of our core focus on clean air. In principle, the Centre supports much of the Strategy content. The Strategy rightly attempts to tackle issues related to the health sector as an energy user and greenhouse gas emissions contributor, as well as the broader need for the health sector to advocate for and engage on programs which relate to public health protection from the effects of climate change. However, each of these require very different solutions, policies, programs and actions. The Centre feels that the Strategy, in draft form, omits important detail from both of these domains.
There is clear evidence that long-term exposure to air pollution is linked to higher prevalence of type 2 diabetes
By Dr Deren Pillay, Dr Bill Dodd, Prof Fay Johnston, Prof Graeme Zosky and Dr Jennifer Perret, on behalf of the Centre for Safe Air.
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