Doctors for the Environment Australia has responded to the the draft impact analysis of managing noxious emissions from non-road diesel engines.
As there is no safe level of exposure to some of the pollutants produced by diesel engines (including PM2.5), reducing these noxious emissions forms an important goal in improving health outcomes.
DEA feels that the information provided in the Impact Analysis and CBA Report strongly supports the introduction of non-road diesel engine emission standards. Although non-road diesel engines are a significant contributor to air pollution in Australia, their emissions are currently unregulated – unlike other similar countries. Their contribution to morbidity and premature mortality is socially and economically significant.
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