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COUGH is designed to draw together interested parents, teachers and citizens in helping to remove un-flued gas heating (UGH) from public schools in New South Wales.

The Department of Education and Training (NSW) has a heating policy that mandates the use of UGH. These heaters appear benign, (particularly if you were a student who grew up with them), but they produce gas by-products that are harmful to health and have been banned in most of the western democratic world.


The reason they are banned is because the gas by-products (carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and nitrogen dioxide) affect the respiratory systems of humans, especially children. By seeking a safer heating system COUGH aims to improve the learning and working environments of public school children and public school teachers throughout New South Wales.

Public Talks Given By COUGH Representatives

Any school, or other organisation, wanting speakers for their P&C (or public
meetings) should contact COUGH at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with relevant contact details and suggested locations, dates and times.

Thank your for your support,