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Carlton

Melbourne, Victoria 3000

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The Lung Health Research Centre, University of Melbourne and Environmental Justice Australia invite you to attend our workshop.

Australian governments are currently reviewing the national air pollution standards for sulfur dioxide and oxides of nitrogen that were adopted in 1998. Our standards lag behind those set by the US, Europe and other countries and also considerably exceed the World Health Organisation recommended thresholds.

The workshop is designed to provide a timely opportunity for health, academic and legal experts to collaborate in advocacy efforts aiming to impact the policy review and improve future health and environmental outcomes for Australian communities.

The workshop will be an interactive and informative seminar, aiming to outline:

  • The health impacts of sulfur dioxide and oxides of nitrogen
  • Best practice monitoring and reporting of pollutants
  • The regulation and control of major point source emissions
  • Barriers to reducing emissions

By the end of the workshop, we hope to arrive at a consensus of what standards to advocate for and have formed a draft submission.

Guest speakers and participants will include key respiratory health experts, regulators, public interest advocates and researchers including:

  • Dr Robyn Schofield, Director Environmental Science, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Gary Anderson, Director Lung Health Research Centre, University of Melbourne
  • Associate Professor Louis Irving, Director Respiratory Department, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Dr Ben Ewald - Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle, Doctors for the Environment Australia
  • Professor Shyamali Dharmage, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
  • Nicola Rivers - Director of Advocacy and Research with Environmental Justice Australia.

For further details, please contact the organisers Maria Bellesis (UoM) or James Whelan (EJA).

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