Reducing the health impacts of wood heaters in Australia

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Wood heater smoke significantly contributes to air pollution in Australia, impacting the health of many Australians. Current approaches to mitigate the risk that wood heater smoke poses to human health are inadequate. In this new position paper from CAR, several policy options are proposed to help reduce wood heater smoke to protect the health of vulnerable Australians. Professor Fay Johnston, from the University of Tasmania's Menzies Institute for Medical Research, led the development of the paper and said, "It's time to put in place measures to address the problem."

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Johnston et al. (2021). Reducing the health impacts of wood heaters in Australia: Policy implications. A position paper from the Centre for Air pollution, energy and health Research (CAR) Located online: https://safeair.org.au/download/1897/?tmstv=1712116763

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2021

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