The Australian 2019/2020 bushfires and air quality – a summary of expert views and analyses

Francine Manansala
CASANZ President

2 February, 2020

The 2019/2020 Australian bushfires have brought widespread devastation to several parts of Australia destroying homes and resulting in losses of human life, flora and fauna. Another consequence of the bushfires is the prolonged effect they have had on air quality. The smoke from the fires has now travelled several thousand kilometres, to New Zealand and further afield. The past few months have seen an unprecedented level of media coverage relating to the air quality impacts of the bushfires and subsequent impact on health, generating considerable interest and debate. Many of our CASANZ members – who are experts in the field – have published scientific papers, have given interviews, and have publicly commented on the effects of the bushfires on air quality and health. Some of their findings and comments are summarised in this article.

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Air Quality and Climate Change – 2019

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Air Quality and Climate Change – 2019

Vol 53 No. 4 2019 edition of the Air Quality and Climate Change journal is now available. Click here to view/download.

The journal includes a host of scientific articles focussed on recent projects and research across Australia, New Zealand and often further abroad.  It also has a large section on current industry news, highlighting recent developments in air quality management, climate change adaptation and significant new research.  The journal is a members only benefit.  To become a member, click here

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