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Air pollution and its health impacts: the changing panorama

Kjellstrom, Tord; Neller, Anne; Simpson, Rod


Urban air pollution levels are associated with increased mortality and cardiorespiratory morbidity. These health effects occur even at exposure levels below those stipulated in current air-quality guidelines, and it is unclear whether a safe threshold exists. Air pollution in Australia and New Zealand comes primarily from motor vehicle emissions, electricity generation from fossil fuels, heavy industry, and home heating using wood and coal. In individual patients a direct link between symptoms...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Medical Journal of Australia


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