Air pollution makes it harder for insects to find food and mates
Air pollution particles affect insect antennae function and may be a driver of global declines in insect populations, finds a University of Melbourne-led study.
Clear skies and longer lives
COVID-19 pandemic restrictions provided a natural experiment in the relationship between transport and air pollution, say University of Melbourne experts.
Premature birth linked to lung disease later in life
New research led by the University of Melbourne shows a link between premature birth and obstructive lung disease after age 50, particularly for smokers
Cutting agricultural emissions will reduce air pollution and save lives
Reducing ammonia emissions from agriculture will substantially benefit global health, and at a low cost shows new research led by the University of Melbourne.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.