Where there's smoke there are noxious health hazards on the fire front

  • Ivan Hanigan


The public health impacts of bushfire emergencies are very worrying. While physical injuries are the direct impacts of bushfires, indirect impacts can be caused by air pollution. This pollution includes small particles of carbon, dirt, dust and noxious gases that can affect the nose, throat, lungs or cardiovascular system. The heart and brain can be affected by toxicity and inflammation responses throughout the bloodstream.

Period14 Nov 2019

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