Date(s) - 2017/04/11
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Date and Time: 11/04/2017, 1:00 PM NZST (11:00 AM AEST)
Speaker: Dr. Fay Johnston (About)
Fay Johnston is a public health physician and environmental epidemiologist from the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, Hobart; and Public Health Services DHHS Tasmania. Fay is recognized for her expertise in the health impacts of outdoor smoke from bush fires, prescribed burns, wood heaters and other solid fuels. She likes to work closely with government agencies and practitioners to develop and implement applied, policy relevant research.
Many Australians live in towns that do not meet national air quality standards, due to seasonal air pollution from domestic wood stoves. The problem is particularly severe in the state of Tasmania where 30 percent of households use wood as their main method of heating. In the webinar Dr. Johnston will describe the varying success of different approaches that have been tried to address the problem, including a heater buy-back scheme, community wide distribution of firebox catalysts, and community education campaigns.
The webinar is co-hosted by CAR group. The Centre for Air quality and health Research and evaluation (CAR) is a Centre of Research Excellence funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
The webinar will be live and will be followed by a brief Q&A session.