Bin Jalaludin

Australian bushfire: Smoke from bushfires covers the sky and glowing sun barely seen through the haze. Catastrophic fire danger, NSW, Australia

A study involving a UNSW medical researcher has estimated the smoke-related health costs of the 2019-20 fire season – and the previous 19 fire seasons.

Bushfire haze

Medical researchers have estimated some of the impacts of this summer’s bushfire smoke and air pollution on Australians’ health.

P2 Face Masks

Conjoint Professor Bin Jalaludin from UNSW School of Public Health and Community Medicine answers your top questions about air quality and how to stay protected as the Australian bushfires continue.
 

Smoke

Taken together, outdoor and indoor air pollution rivals cigarette smoking as a major risk factor for death and disability, write Christine Cowie and Bin Jalaludin.