You may wish to contact any or all of the people below if you feel
you or your family are affected/subjected to smoke of any kind.
Please keep a copy of all correspondence, it may be of interest to
share with others.


Asthma Foundation of Tasmania
Will not lobby for asthmatics when it comes to deliberate large scale smoke in this state. They prefer to support putting people on medication instead. See the asthma page.
It is therfore suggested that people raise their concerns with the national bodies to enlighten them as to what is happening in Tasmania.
National Asthma Council Australia
Lung Foundation Australia
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Heart Foundation of Australia
Cancer Council of Australia
State Parliamentarians House of Assembly: List of Members
Hon Michael Ferguson -State Minister for Health
Dr Mark Veitch - Acting Director of Public Health
Pollution Information Tasmania (PIT) -Telling the truth about toxins in Tasmania
Contact the Federal Minister for the Environment  (Hon Josh Frydenberg MP )  Phone: (03) 9882 3677
Contact the Prime Minister (The Hon Malcolm Turnbull PM)
 
Media: contacts and sites
Tasmanian Times  Mercury  Examiner  Advocate  Tasmanian Country  The Australian  The Age  Sydney Morning Herald  Australian Newspapers Online   ABC Northern Tas   ABC Talkback
 
Other Australian Links:
Armidale Air Quality Group - Concerned about increasing air pollution from domestic woodheaters.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) promotes responsible management of the world’s forests.
EPA Western Australia Biomass Power
FPA - Roles and Responsibilities
FPA & EPA Memorandum of Understanding 2009   
Forestry Tasmania - Stewardship Report 2009
Environment Protection and Heritage Council (EPHC)
Standing Councils on Environment and Water (SCEW)
Minister for Environment -Hansard on smoke
enHealth  Environmental Health, plus the latest National Environmental Health Strategy 2007-2012
Malcolm Tattersall    Forestry - A photographic souvenir.
Discover Tasmania - Gordon Craven 
National Pollutant Inventory (NPI)
Emission of smoke from heaters, fireplaces, barbecues  Part 3/9 - Laws for some and not for others
Smart Burn - and  it gets a mention here
Woodsmoke Handbook 2003 National Heritage Trust 
Forest Practices Authority (FPA) Regulates forestry in Tasmania....but not the smoke.
State of the Air Community Summary 1991-2001-Federal Department of Environment
Tas Fire Service (TFS)- Smoke and Asthma. It is all words. Deliberate smoke can kill.
Using fire in Forestry - Chuter
The economic cost of wood smoke
Environment Tasmania Inc.
Modelling smoke dispersal in the Bureau of Meteorology
Good Neighbour Charter 2008 - Tas Forest Industries 
Freedom of Information/ Right to Information documents released.by Forestry Tasmania.
Environmental Defenders Office - Environmental law centres.
State of the Environment - Air- 2009
New Smoke Strategy Unveiled - 2009
Why Air Pollution is a Problem in Tasmania - 2009
Air Quality in Tasmania - An education resource
Clean Air Society
Ecoaction - Launcestonbackpackers - when you need somewhere to stay
Forest logging creates fire traps
Australias biggest alliance of enviromental groups
Australian Government:  Department of Environment -Clean Air
Wood Smoke Free  - A commutity group in Victoria Australia advocating for wood smoke free homes
Standards/Codes/Acts/Submissions:
World Health Organisation (WHO) Air Quality Guidelines Global Update 2005 
Air Quality Standards - Australia
Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act (EMPCA) - 1994
Enforcement Policy 2004 of the above EMPCA 1994
Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Statement of Expectation
Environment Protection Policy (Air Quality) 2004  Planned burning provisions are not directly enforceable- EPA
EPA Statement of Intent 17.2.2009  
Summary of Submissions on the Establishment of a Tasmanian EPA
Tasmanian Air Quality Strategy
Environmental Management and Pollution Control (Distributed Atmospheric Emissions) Regulations 2007
Forest Practices Act 1985
Regulation of Forest Practices in Tasmania
Forest Practices Amendment Bill 2005
Forest Practices Administrative Reform Bill 2004
Draft Forest Industry Standard for Prescribed Burning Practices
Forest Industry Standard for Prescribed Silvicultural Burning Practice 2009
Tasmanian Air Quality Strategy 2006
Forest Practices Code 2000
Forest Safety Code Tasmania 2007
Fire Service Act 1979
Fire Service Amendment Bill 2005
Fire Service Amendment Bill 2007
Smoke Monitoring Methods Review 2008  Accepted by the EPA. http://www.epa.tas.gov.au/file.aspx?id=926.
2008 FPA Smoke Strategy - Interim Smoke Dispersal Guidelines
2009 FPA Smoke Strategy - Interim Smoke Dispersal Guidelines
2010 FPA Smoke Strategy - Interim Smoke Dispersal Guidelines
2011 FPA Smoke Strategy - Interim Smoke Dispersal Guidelines
2010 Discussion paper for the Review of AAQ-NEPM
Hansard 1.12.2010 Forestry Tasmania - Business Enterprise.
Tasmana forest interim report
Weather forecasts and history, and Satellite Images.
Launceston - todays weather forecast
Bureau of Meterology - Tasmania cities and Towns daily forecast
BoM - Latest weather observations for the last 72 hours.
BoM - Many months of history from  monitoring stations around Australia.
BoM - High definition images from the Japanese Himawari-8 satellite.
Victoria- Outdoor air quality upwind of  Tasmania
Back trajectory of air movements at any place in the world
Geostationary satellite data archive
Satellite images - Australia wide from CSIRO marine using
Aqua http://aqua.nasa.gov/ and Terra  http://terra.nasa.gov/ satelittes
Satellite images: Modis Rapid Response - Tasmanian subsets
Satellite images - Tasmania. Modis satelite
Modis Satellite Rapid Response - Calendar
Satellite images - Sentinel
Satellite hot-spot images
Envisat- European Space Agency.
Live winds - anywhere in the world. Click, drag, scroll.
 
Cystic Fibrosis
MesotheliomaLawyerCenter.org
  - comprehensive asbestos and mesothelioma information with an emphasis on the legal options available to mesothelioma victims and their families.
MesotheliomaHelp - Connecting Patients and Caregivers with 24/7 live-chat help support
Mesothelioma Symptoms
Asbestos.com

Lung Cancer Alliance
Cancer Misdiagnosis
Medical Malpractice is the 3rd leading cause of death in the US. This site could interest you no matter where you live. Get the facts here.
Smokefree Tasmania - a health advocacy organisation, and the goal is to  advance the endgame for tobacco.
If you happen to know of an air quality link that could be suitable to add to this page please advise.
However, please note: cleanairtas.com receives a huge number of requests to add a link to this add-free site.
Therefore if a  reciprocal link to cleanairtas.com is not provided by your webmaster then sorry I cannot help you.
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Often used Tasmanian links:
EPA Real-Time Air Quality in Tasmania
EPA BLANkET data plot selector page
Tas Fire Service - Burns
Tas Fire Service -Alerts list
Install Google Earth, go here, click on Incidences -State Wide and select Current Permits under heading Tas Fire Service.
Fuel-reduction burns
Australian bushfire news - check each state here
Sentinel Hotspots - Geoscience
MeTEye - Part of the next generation Forecast & Warning System.
The Weather
More accurate forecast for Launceston
Launceston forecast

Live winds - anywhere in the world. Click, drag, scroll.
Parks and Wildlife -Burns
Forest industry burns
Forico Burns
Lightning Data. Australia wide and near real-time
Lightning Data. Historical and real time
NASA  Lance Rapid Response satellite images   Alternate link  Tasmanian subsets
NASA Worldview satellite images - Easy to use. Add your satellite. Select your date and time.
Himawari8 satellite viewer - select your date and time
BoM satellite viewer
Air Visual. World map in real-time showing air pollution
Validated Air Pollution Data

Look up the Air Quality Index anywhere in the world  but see here why raw data readings are best!
LINKS
Australian State and
Territory Air Quality Links:
Tasmania
Victoria
New South Wales
South Australia
Western Australia
Queensland
Northern Territory
Australian Capital Territory
World wide air links:
Provides public education about the medical hazards of exposure to wood smoke and other fine particulate pollution.
Burning Issues is the Clean Air Revival forum.
Shirley Brandie is educating the world about the health and climate impacts of wood smoke.
Subscribe to Shirley's monthly newsletter.
Breathe Clean Air Comox Valley - Vancouver Island, Canada
My Health Beijing - Air pollution is the #1 topic on this website.
Prescribed Burns in Arizona This smoke could be killing your children and your grandparents.
GASP Group against smog and pollution in the Pittsburg region
Citizens for Environmental Health  Canada. Commit to being forerunners of change.
US Environmental Protection Agency
American Lung Association
The Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE)
Clean Air Act Handbook
Environment Canada - Harmful Particulate Matter
National Resources Defence Council
Country Doctor
The Lung Association - Quebec
Indoor house plants for improving air quality
Broccoli plant compound detoxifies air pollutants in the body
Residents Against Wood Smoke Emission Particulates (RAWSEP)
Families For Clean Air
Mothers against pollution
Take Back the Air
Clean Air Council  Protecting everyone's right to breathe clean air
cleanairnz.com  New Zealand.
Lost our rights to an outside wood burner (OWB).
A Consumers Guide to the Clean Air Act. The Clean Air Act is working towards a safe and healthier life for everyone.
Biochar- what is it and why does it matter
Most polluted neighbourhoods in your cities
Only Clean Air - Alberta Canada helping to clean the air, and on Facebook
Air Quality - Where there is smoke there is pollution
Nepal: Department of  Environment - Real-time air monitoring
Click on the pictures
Photograpers in our state
Rob Blakers Photography

Mathew Newton Photography
Dave Groves Photography
Owen Hughes Photography
Peter Dombrovkis & his collection.
      Olegas Truchanas & his collection
Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome generally happens after a ONE TIME exposure to a concentrated chemical, fumes, smoke, etc.
The damage to your airways and lungs can be done in seconds!
Go here  and here
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Also supporting:
The reason this cancer targets so many veterans is because of the prevalence of asbestos use in the military in the past.
Since 2004 over 5,000 veterans have died from mesothelioma

This website offers free veteran specific resources and support.
Highly recommended.
Clive Stott Photography
DHHS Tasmania - Air quality alerts. 1 hour average.
Asthma Foundation Tas. alerts  &   30 day average.