We all have a right to breathe clean air. However, if you live, work and play in an area with a lot of traffic or near coal-fired power stations the air can get pretty foul. Ambient air pollution contributes to over 3000 premature deaths each year in Australia, and thousands more suffer a range of diseases including asthma - children are especially vulnerable. GP, Dr Vicki Kotsirilos, and President of the Maribyrnong Truck Action Group, Martin Wurt, speak on Life Matters about how airborne pollutants are making us sick. They call on the environment ministers who are currently reviewing our outdated air quality laws to adopt international best practice.
Dr Vicki Kotsirilos is a member of Doctors for the Environment Australia
Hear the full interview on Life Matters on 13 August 2019 HERE.
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