Our Australia wide Hot Hot Hot weather has once again brought to our attention the need to act swiftly in bush fire emergencies. One area of health concern that often misses being addressed is the effect of bushfire smoke on our health. Whether we live in close proximity to a fire or further afield, we are bound to encounter smoke from the fierce fires that often plague our beautiful country at this time of year.
This article, published for the Better Health Channel, produced in consultation with the State Government of Victoria's - Department of Health, provides information on how to manage your health during bushfire smoke occurances. Please remember that any web address and other contact details are Victorian state specific and if you are seeking information on fires and associated help in your state, you will need to look elsewhere.