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Residential woodsmoke pollution over Canberra suburbs 31 July 2022. It is toxic and can impact on your health

Canberra is Australia’s national capital city with a population of over 400,000. It prides itself on being a well-planned, clean and green city and is affectionately called ‘The Bush Capital.’

The truth is many of its bush garden suburbs are some of the most heavily polluted residential areas in Australia. Thousands of wood heaters pump tonnes of toxic smoke into our air throughout the cooler months of the year. Not only does it destroy the amenity of our neighbourhoods but it also has a serious impact on our health.

The aims of Clean Air Canberra are;

  • Inform and educate the Canberra community and our politicians about the health impacts of residential wood smoke pollution,
  • pressure our community and government leaders into taking decisive action to protect our health,
  • encourage the use of cleaner, greener and more efficient forms of heating in Canberra.