The data visualisation tool shows maps of estimated wood heater pollution-related health impacts across Australia from a 2024 study. Using this tool you can explore the estimates by State/Territory, by Greater Capital City Statistical Area, or by Statistical Area Level 4. The tool also enables you to select what estimates to display: wood heater emissions (WHE) (kg/year), population-weighted WHE-fine particulate matter (PM2.5) concentrations, the number of earlier than expected deaths, or deaths per 100,000 people.
The devastating health impacts of exposure to dust from engineered stone are now well recognised with a ban on engineered stone introduced in late 2023. However, with new research finding lung damaging elements in even low-silica and silica-free products, this may not be the end of the story. In this free public webinar Professor Graeme Zosky (Menzies Institute for Medical Research, Centre for Safe Air) and Sharna Mathieu (The Lung Foundation) discuss the complex issues that surround occupational exposure to dust from stone products. The discussion facilitated by Dr Nur Sabrina Idrose (University of Melbourne, Centre for Safe Air).
The Centre for Safe Air advocates for a stringent FES emissions reduction strategy to confer the greatest health benefits for Australians. The Consultation Impact Analysis found that the health benefits of cleaner air associated with Option C ($6.75 billion) are nearly 20% greater than Option B ($5.53 billion). Even subtracting the predicted costs, Option C provides the greatest aggregate benefit to Australians: $18.44 billion more than Option B.

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