Respiratory, mental health no worse near power plants

Drawing on 12 years of BEACH (Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health) data, researchers also found no evidence more medication was prescribed in the region.

However, in the Hunter Valley, management rates for respiratory problems remained stable from 1998–2004 to 2005–10, whereas rates in the remainder of rural NSW decreased significantly, a difference that warranted further investigation, the authors said.

NSW Public Health Bulletin 2013; 24:57-64