Dust, odour and fumes

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Dust

Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, dust from industrial and commercial premises can be considered a statutory nuisance. Environmental Health receives many complaints about dust, mostly from construction sites and attempts to deal with these informally wherever possible.

Dust emissions are also regulated from certain industries through a permit to operate under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999. For more information: Industrial pollution.

Odour and fumes

Odour and fumes from industrial, trade or business premises can be considered a statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
 
The majority of complaints received are related to cooking smells from commercial kitchens and chemical odours from industry.

For complaints concerning sewage and drainage : Drainage

Chemical emissions are also regulated from certain industries through a permit to operate under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999. For more information: Industrial pollution.