Tasmanian city breathes easy after wood smoke intervention

Cutting wood smoke reduces deaths, research from University of Tasmania shows. The study suggests regulating air pollution can have a significant impact on health.

The study compared Tasmanian cities Launceston and Hobart. Launceston began regulating and replacing wood heaters in 2001, decreasing winter air pollution.

Males in Launceston were significantly less likely to die from heart and lung diseases following the intervention.

Read more at University of Tasmania