Impacts on health of air quality in Australia

Impacts on health of air quality in Australia

16 August 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74229-903-7

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Membership of the Committee (PDF 44KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 10KB)
List of Recommendations (PDF 27KB)
Chapter 1 - The impacts on health of air quality in Australia (PDF 16KB)

Terms of Reference
Conduct of the inquiry
Structure of the report

Chapter 2 - Particulate matter sources and effects (PDF 266KB)

Health impacts of poor air quality
Populations most at risk

Chapter 3 - Standards and monitoring of air quality (PDF 131KB)

PM2.5 ultrafine particles and other contaminants
Reducing community exposure: buffer zones
Air pollution monitoring and data

Chapter 4 - Coal (PDF 92KB)

Sources of coal emissions
Impact of coal dust on health
Protecting vulnerable communities

Chapter 5 - Diesel and non-road engines (PDF 64KB)

Health impacts of diesel emissions
On-road diesel vehicles
Off-road and industrial diesel engines
Regulating off-road diesel emissions

Chapter 6 - Wood smoke (PDF 72KB)

Costs of action and inaction

APPENDIX 1 - Submissions and additional information received by the Committee (PDF 29KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public hearings (PDF 15KB)

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Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515
Fax: +61 2 6277 5829