What’s in the air around you, including chemicals, smoke and dust, can get into your lungs and affect your health and how you live your life. While there is no safe level of exposure to air pollution for anyone, some people are more sensitive to air pollution than others.
Sensitive groups include:
We want all Australians to become AirSmart. Being AirSmart means you have the right information in the palm of your hand to understand what your local air quality is like, how it affects your health, and when to avoid it. These simple steps can go a long way towards your health and wellbeing.
Pollutants come from many outdoor sources, such as cars, industry, power stations, and bushfires, but also from indoor sources such as wood heaters, gas appliances, cigarettes and tobacco products, candles, paints and other household products. Polluted air affects our health and claims lives.
You can start being AirSmart right now by downloading the free AirSmart app (Android and IOS). Asthma Australia’s AirSmart app gives you the information you need to be more in control of the air you breathe when you’re out and about, in the palm of your hand.Learn more
We’d love to hear what you think of this campaign, your feedback on the AirSmart app and your experiences of air pollution in Australia.
This campaign is part of a broader program which includes working with government and other stakeholders to reduce exposure to air pollution and improve air quality. Your experience will assist us in this goal.