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3000 deaths caused by air pollution each year prompt calls for tougher standards

"It doesn't keep pace with science or community expectations in a modern era, when we expect government to be able to respond to health issues."<p>The …

Sydney air quality improving as rain begins to clear smoke from city

"As the rain is starting to move in, we'll expect to see that levels will drop off rapidly as a result," he said.<p>According to Environment and …

Sydney air quality back to 'hazardous' after city blanketed in smoke

Rozelle, in the inner west, was recording the worst reading for inner-city suburbs earlier in the day. But by 11.30am conditions in Rozelle had …

Dirty air takes breath away

Doctors for the Environment Australia spokeswoman Marion Carey criticised the time taken to review the air standards.<p>''We have enough information now …

Air quality in Sydney at dangerous levels

The area around Lindfield on Sydney's north shore had the poorest air quality and extremely poor visibility, at one point reaching 894 on the air …