Health impacts of bushfires won’t be known for years, experts say

Original article by Dana McCauley
The Age – Page: Online : 7-Jan-20

The bushfire smoke that has shrouded major cities such as Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra has raised concerns about the long-term health impact of the disaster. Professor Bin Jalaludin from the University of New South Wales says research shows that all parts of the body are affected by air pollution, noting that it can trigger neurological conditions. He adds that people with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart disease and high blood pressure may be at greater risk of a heart attack due to exposure to air pollution.


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