Australian shipping emissions could affect health

Shipping emissions contribute to the formation of photochemical smog and particles, which can affect air quality and human health near coastal regions.

More than a quarter of nitrogen oxide emissions in Australia are generated from ship engine exhausts, a new study has found.

The major ports are located where winds dominate and pollutants are often carried into urban population areas.

Researchers expected a greater regulation of shipping emissions in the future.

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