Thank you to everyone who placed a submission into the NSW Bushfire Inquiry. This has now closed. We will keep you updated on how the inquiry progresses.
We all want to live in communities where we are healthy, well and can breathe clean air. However, the bushfires across Australia over the 2019-20 Spring and Summer led to sustained periods of poor and hazardous air quality in many locations. Bushfire smoke emits airborne particles or particulate matter which can be detrimental to people’s health. People with asthma are particularly vulnerable to bushfire smoke. Asthma Australia is working towards preventing and protecting people from the health impacts of exposure to poor air quality as a result of bushfires.
To read Asthma Australia’s final submission, click here.