Monitoring the environment

Effects of air pollution on mortality


The Melbourne mortality study report from June 2000 presented the results of an epidemiological study conducted by EPA and its partners into the effects of air pollution on daily mortality in Melbourne.

The statistical analysis, by researchers at the School of Public Health, Griffith University, used state-of-the-art statistical methods to identify the impacts of ambient air pollution on daily mortality.

The results of the study showed that current levels of air pollution in Melbourne are associated with increases in daily mortality and are consistent with studies conducted elsewhere in Australia and overseas.

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