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Particulates and Polluters - Air Quality Issues In the Hutt


Thu 18 May 2017, 6:00pm–7:00pm

Where: Lower Hutt War Memorial Library, Cnr Queens Drive and Woburn Road, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: HuttCityLibraries

GNS Science presents 'Planning for our future; the science we need to know', a series of talks to inform, educate and raise awareness of key environmental and geological issues facing the Hutt Valley (and beyond) in the next 100 years.

Particulates and polluters - Air quality issues in the Hutt Valley
Dr Perry Davy

Harmful air particulates are a leading cause of respiratory disease, and in the Hutt Valley, incidences of poor air quality are evident in some suburbs like Wainuiomata due to high wood burner use in winter.

Improved council initiatives are decreasing the incidence of particulate exceedances. But what about people who persist in burning treated timber causing harmful toxins in the air? What about other worrying sources of air particulates around the Hutt Valley?

Come along and ask questions to initiate an informed dialogue on the issues that will affect our region by 2100.