Bushfires: a major public health threat

Posted on: Sun 15 Dec 2019

Bushfires are engulfing large areas of the east coast of Australia with smoke covering large parts of NSW, the ACT and southern Queensland.

On Wednesday, the air quality index in parts of Sydney reached 11 times higher than “hazardous”.

Doctors for the Environment Australia has called for a federally coordinated national meeting to direct action in response to the unprecedented public health threat from months of bushfire smoke in eastern Australia.

To examine the issues arising from these events, Barometer’s Des Lawrence spoke to Dr Richard Yin, Honorary Secretary of Doctors for the Environment Australia.

Doctors: Bushfires in NSW pose a major public health threat and the government needs to act

DEA Bushfires Fact Sheet

Produced by Des Lawrence

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