Air quality is something we often take for granted because, compared to
other places in the world, our air is generally good. That is why, when
we experience excessive smoke or detect an odour, it’s so noticeable.
While we all have the potential to impact our neighbours from time to
time, (e.g. smoke from a BBQ, odour from garden fertilizer), it is when
excessive smoke or odours in the community occur that they can be a
problem. Health legislation is concerned with human health. From
time to time, Health Services receive complaints from residents
regarding dust settling on their cars or having to re-wash their
laundry, which is hanging outdoors. Although frustrating, these are
not health issues.