Environmental Justice Australia has commissioned a report into the health impacts of air pollution from NSW power stations.
This is the first report of its kind in Australia despite decades of pollution pouring from coal-fired power stations in every government jurisdiction of our nation.
The report has implications for millions of Australians.
Be one of the first to hear about the findings direct from the author, Dr Ben Ewald an epidemiologist and air pollution expert.
EJA's public forum comes at an important time. The pollution licenses for a number of NSW coal-fired power stations are currently under review by the NSW Environmental Protection Agency. Best practice pollution controls to reduce toxic pollution by up to 95% are required for most power stations in other countries and could be installed here.
This event is supported by the Hunter Community Environment Centre and the Nature Conservation Council of NSW.
This event is supported by the Lithgow Environment Group and the Nature Conservation Council of NSW.
RSVP at bit.ly/lithgow-public-forum
- Dr Ben Ewald, GP in Newcastle and Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle School of Medicine and Public Health
- Bronya Lipski, lawyer with Environmental Justice Australia
- Dr James Whelan, researcher for Environmental Justice Australia
Read Dr Ben Ewald's full report:
This report estimates the health burden of air pollution from individual coal-fired power stations in NSW. It is significant new research made possible by recent studies of particle characterisation and atmospheric transport of pollution. The effects of air pollution on human health have been studied and known about for many decades, and the list of health problems to which air pollution contributes continues to grow in tandem with research. This list now includes heart disease, stroke, asthma attacks, low birth weight of babies, lung cancer and type 2 diabetes. Research has also demonstrated that reducing air pollution, even if exposure levels are already low, leads to better health. Read more...
The Lithgow Environment Group seeks to preserve the balance of nature in its region. This is especially important given the impacts of the area's industrial heritage. The Lithgow region contains some of the most biodiverse bushland in the Greater Blue Mountains. Our aim is to promote and protect this rich natural heritage..
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