Demand strong air pollution standards
Australia’s air pollution standards are inadequate and outdated. They allow big polluters – like coal-burning power stations, industry and transport – to expose Australians to dangerous levels of toxic air.
Every year 3,000 Australians die from air pollution, while thousands of others suffer from respiratory diseases. When industrial pollution combines with bushfire smoke, as in many parts of Australia at the moment, these two sources create even more seriously toxic air.
By strongly controlling air pollution from industrial sources, our government can help to prevent the worst air pollution during times with bushfire smoke.
In early 2020, our environment ministers will vote on whether (and how much) to strengthen our standards for three health-impacting pollutants: nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and ozone.
Email your minister and call on them to support strong air pollution standards that protect our health!