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The Clean & Healthy Air for Gladstone Project
The Clean & Healthy Air for Gladstone Project is being undertaken by the Environmental Protection Agency and Queensland Health to better understand the air quality in the Gladstone region and any potential risks to public health that may arise from air pollution.
As part of the project, the Environmental Protection Agency is undertaking an expanded ambient air monitoring program. The current monitoring network will be upgraded to six fixed air monitoring stations and a mobile station located across the Gladstone region. These stations will measure a comprehensive range of pollutants including:
Queensland Health will study the health of people in the Gladstone region with a particular focus on health effects that can be associated with air pollution. This will involve extraction of data from existing health datasets and a community health survey.
The second part of the health work will include a full human health risk assessment. Queensland Health will use data collected by the enhanced air monitoring program to estimate how much of each substance is in the air that people breathe. A full twelve months of air monitoring data will be used to identify associated health risks for residents living in the Gladstone and surrounding areas.
The Clean and Healthy Air for Gladstone project is being undertaken in a rigorous and transparent way so that the findings and outcomes can be relied upon by the community and government. A Community Reference Group and Industry Reference Group have been established to ensure there is effective input and communication throughout the project. Members of the Community and Industry Reference Group members are listed below:
For further information please contact the Project Team
Post: PO Box 5065, Gladstone Qld 4680