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Stop deliberate ambient smoke at the source
There is no other way to fix our toxic health problems.
Where ever you are in the world you
need clean air to breathe
Landmark decision to protect present and future generations:
Judge Hill in Washington State recognizes Constitutional and Public Trust Rights. Announces it
is the Washington Department of Ecology's Legal Duty to Protect Atmosphere for Present and
Cleanairtas supports the world student strike 4climate action
Click on Rob Walls' 2018 photo above to see Hobart in action and to read the TasmaniaTimes comments.
Report:Kasey Wilkins, Pics:Scott Gelston
Activists who even promote protests which involve trespass onto private land could receive 12 months'
imprisonment under new federal legislation. The laws would cover places such as timber and pulp mills.
World Health Organisation (WHO) air quality guidelines are currently under revision
with an expected publication date in 2020.
"Particulate pollution is the most important contaminant in our air...We know that
when levels go up people die." Joel Schwartz., Harvard School of Public Health, E
Magazine, Sept./Oct. 2002.
"There has got to be an understanding that people who complain about smoke
have a legitimate case, the medical science is on their side now." - Professor David
Bowman, Tasmania. ABC News Feb. 20, 2012
“...you don’t necessarily get away from air pollution by being further from the sources” -
Helen ApSimon, professor of air pollution studies at Imperial College London.
"Outdoor air pollution a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths." - IARC 17/10/2013.
carcinogenic to humans (Group 1).
After thoroughly reviewing the latest available scientific literature, world leading experts
convened by the IARC Monographs Programme concluded that there is sufficient evidence that
exposure to outdoor air pollution causes lung cancer (Group 1). They also noted a positive
association with an increased risk of bladder cancer.
Particulate matter, a major component of outdoor air pollution, was evaluated separately and
was also classified as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1).
"Tragically only half of " all women diagnosed with lung cancer are alive one year after diagnosis.
"Lung cancer has a five-year survival rate of just 16 percent" - American Lung Association
"Air pollution is a "silent killer" and is unique in that it affects the entire population"
- Dr. Michael Brauer, professor, school of population and public health, University of
Wood smoke is primarily made up of particulate matter, i.e. PM2.5 and PM10.
The World Health Organisation's IARC has declared particulate matter as a class 1
carcinogen, just the same as arsenic, asbestos and mustard gas to name a few nasties.
Now you wouldn't breathe those in for any duration would you so why are you happy to
breathe deliberate wood smoke from any source?
It is up to you to speak up.
CHILDREN V. CLIMATE CRISIS
COMMUNICATION TO THE COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
“The science is incontrovertible: global warming is caused by human activities that emit
carbon dioxide (“CO2”) and other greenhouse gases (“GHG”)2 into the atmosphere of the
planet.3 Each day, the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, industrial processes, and
agriculture add hundreds of millions of tons of CO2 to the atmosphere, where it will remain for
centuries. There is now more CO2 in the atmosphere than at any time in the past 800,000
And what about our forest industries saying high intensity burns are ok because the
convection sends the residue up into the stratosphere? As if that is ok and acceptable!
Burning causes a flamable landscape.
The more you burn the more you will have to burn.
Bushfires, wildfires, convert our landscape to be fire tolerant.
Plannedburning / prescribed fire has the same effect.
These fires must be jumped on with sufficient resources to completely put them out in
their infancy .
Exposure to air pollution increases violent crime rates, study finds
The team found strong links between short-term exposure to air pollution and aggressive behaviour.