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  • Melbourne’s air quality is ranked as ‘good’ by international standards.
  • Examples of pollutants include gases, chemicals and airborne particles.
  • Around 75 per cent of Melbourne’s air pollution is caused by vehicle emissions, comprising gases (such as carbon monoxide, nitrous oxide and ozone) and particulates.
  • Victorians spend most of their time indoors, making indoor air pollutants an important risk factor.

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Reviewed on: 31-08-2014