Each year, more than 3000 Australians die from exposure to toxic air pollution. Thousands of others suffer from asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and other respiratory diseases.
Much of this deadly pollution comes from coal-burning power stations. These old clunkers cough out toxic fumes like sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, which damage our lungs and our health.
And this is all because Australia’s air pollution standards are not strong enough to protect us.
Right now, we have a huge opportunity to turn this health crisis around – by calling on the National Environment Protection Council (NEPC) to adopt world best-practice air pollution standards for Australia.
Will you let the NEPC know you want world best-practice air pollution standards?
Use our template submission or add your own story for even more impact. Personal stories are powerful. You can use the following questions to guide you:
Why does clean air matter to you?
What are your experiences?
What do you think should be done to make sure the air we breathe is not damaging our health?