Air Pollution Resources

How does air pollution affect health?

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Worldwide air pollution is estimated to kill seven million people every year. You can find out more on the World Health Organisation website:

In Australia outdoor air pollution is estimated to kill almost 5000 people every year*. Some communities are more affected by air pollution than others.

*Estimate from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), visible at by selecting "risk", "ambient particulate matter pollution" and "ambient ozone pollution" (separately), "Deaths", location "Australia" and units "#"

How can we reduce air pollution?

Support communities near coal fired power stations to transition to clean energy:

If you work in or study health care, call on Australia's biggest polluter, AGL, to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy:

Grow plants to filter pollutants out of the air - learn more at

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