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  1. 5 August 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    The impact of air pollution on life expectancy

    A new study led by the University of Melbourne shows how particulate matter in the air is associated with premature deaths, highlighting the need for action.

  2. 7 June 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Heating and cooking at home linked to asthma

    University of Melbourne-led research finds wood heating, gas cooking and heating at home are linked to an increased risk of asthma and decline in lung function.

  3. 23 August 2019 - Engineering & Technology

    Simulating smog

    Melbournians can try some of the world's dirtiest air at art installation, Pollution Pods; a University of Melbourne expert compares Australia's air pollution.

  4. 30 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Childcare centres and car exhaust: A dangerous mix

    Many Melbourne childcares centres are built close to busy roads, putting children near dangerous vehicle exhaust, University of Melbourne researchers find.

  5. Podcast30 November 2017 - Up Close

    Fume with a view: consumer products and your indoor air quality

    University of Melbourne Professor Anne Steinermann outlines the consequences of scented products, revealing how our indoor environments are making us sick.

  6. 24 November 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Are Australia’s roads giving you asthma?

    New University of Melbourne research finds that living near a major road in middle age raises your risk of asthma by about 50% compared with those further away.

  7. 30 October 2017 - Design

    How a pot plant or five is good for you

    Having five pot plants in your room can cleanse the air and make you feel food, says a new University of Melbourne and RMIT analysis of decades of past evidence

  8. 3 March 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    Fragrance fallout

    Fragrances are put in all sorts of products but the chemicals that make our air smell sweet are making about a third of us feel sick, according to research