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What is harm?

    (1)     In this Act, "harm", in relation to human health or the environment, means an adverse effect on human health or the environment (of whatever degree or duration) and includes—

        (a)     an adverse effect on the amenity of a place or premises that unreasonably interferes with or is likely to unreasonably interfere with enjoyment of the place or premises; or

        (b)     a change to the condition of the environment so as to make it offensive to the senses of human beings; or

        (c)     anything prescribed to be harm for the purposes of this Act or the regulations.

    (2)     For the purposes of subsection (1), harm may arise as a result of the cumulative effect of harm arising from an activity combined with harm arising from other activities or factors.

New s. 5 inserted by No. 39/2018 s. 7 (as amended by Nos 27/2019 ss 1230, 3/2020 ss 4244, 47/2020 s. 26).

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