Tasmania has some of the cleanest air in the world. Yet we can have significant air quality problems, especially with smoke from planned burning and domestic wood heating, in and around the major urban centres and during cold clear nights in the cooler months. The complex mixture of pollutants from many different sources in the air we breathe can result in serious health issues when concentrations are elevated. EPA Tasmania is committed to improving air quality in our urban and rural areas.
The Environment Protection Authority acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania) and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.