New South Wales
I object to Cleanaway's project proposal. According to the World Health Organisation and the NSW Health Organisation (https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/ambient-(outdoor)-air-quality-and-health and https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/environment/air/Pages/particulate-matter.aspx#:~:text=PM10%20(particles%20with%20a%20diameter,and%20cause%20serious%20health%20effects.) there are many health effects from exposure to particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5). Numerous studies have showed associations between exposure to particles and increased hospital admissions as well as death from heart or lung diseases. Despite extensive epidemiological research, there is currently no evidence of a threshold below which exposure to particulate matter does not cause any health effects. Health effects can occur after both short and long-term exposure to particulate matter irrespective of any guideline. It's clear from the World Health Organisation that any levels of PM10 and PM2.5 will increase the risk of acute and chronic health affects. This, together with the proposed location being in a major urban and metropolitan area of Sydney, are reason enough to reject this proposal and any future proposal of similar nature. The general health and wellbeing of the Sydney community now and into the future should be of paramount importance.