air pollution

Bushfire haze

Medical researchers have estimated some of the impacts of this summer’s bushfire smoke and air pollution on Australians’ health.

Sydney smoke

Smoke haze appears to make it hard for participants in financial markets to make the right decisions. The finding has far-reaching implications.

Smoke

Taken together, outdoor and indoor air pollution rivals cigarette smoking as a major risk factor for death and disability, write Christine Cowie and Bin Jalaludin.

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It's inevitable that some communities will live with a disproportionate burden of industrial air pollution unless we independently assess emissions data, write Donna Green, Jayajit Chakraborty and Mark Taylor.  

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The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans, but the reaction to the report has been muted and it seems to be business as usual, writes Bin Jalaludin.