Managing Impacts of Air Pollution on Public Health in Australia
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- air pollution; public health
The Australian Environment Protection Agency identifies air pollution as a cause and contributor to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. The World Health Organisation highlights the need for a public health approach in continued research, education, and policy programs to mitigate the health impacts of health pollution. This study aims to analyze evidence from previous literature on the health impacts of air pollution and propose mitigation programs. It also explores the risk factors posed by air pollutants to climate change, and the potential impacts beyond physical medical conditions. The effects of air pollution on public health are increased mortality and morbidity, which in turn burden the health system and cause substantial monetary consequences. The lack of effective policies to address air pollution also increases pollutant emissions and jeopardizes public health. The Australian government has developed several mitigation measures to address air pollution-related health risks. These measures include compliance with regulations aimed at improving air quality and incentives to encourage efficient and sustainable energy innovations. Public health workers should create awareness of health risks associated with climate change and should communicate with stakeholders about human-induced emissions that pose health risks. EPA works to protect human health and the environment by developing mitigation measures, funding environmental projects, and informing people about environmental issues. Mitigation measures can help governments reduce the impacts associated with air pollution and also reduce the negative consequences of air pollution on people's health.
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TY - CONF AU - Mengxue Yang PY - 2023 DA - 2023/07/11 TI - Managing Impacts of Air Pollution on Public Health in Australia BT - Proceedings of the 2023 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities and Arts (SSHA 2023) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 721 EP - 729 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-38476-062-6_93 DO - 10.2991/978-2-38476-062-6_93 ID - Yang2023 ER -