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  • Melbourne’s air pollution level is generally low and is classified in the ‘good’ air quality category by international standards.
  • Air pollutants include gases such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone and small airborne particles such as PM10 and PM2.5.
  • The major sources of man-made air pollution in Melbourne are from motor vehicle emissions and wood heaters. High levels of air pollution also occur during bushfires, large scale land burning and high wind dust events.
  • Victorians spend most of their time indoors, making indoor air pollutants an important risk factor.

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Reviewed on: 22-06-2022