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Bushfires may pose risk to asthma sufferers

Asthmatics and people prone to other respiratory problems need to be aware of the risk that bushfire smoke may pose to their condition. Smoke and increased pollution from bushfires can trigger asthma symptoms such as wheezing, coughing or chest tightness. One study reported that a hospital had a 140% increase in visits to the hospital on days that were very hazy due to bushfire smoke. During bushfire season, preventative asthma medications need to be taken as well as having an asthma action plan to help themselves and those around them to determine what steps to take if asthma symptoms develop. If a person has breathing problems due to bushfire smoke and they have no diagnosed condition, they should seek medical advice.

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About: Bushfires may pose risk to asthma sufferers

Date: 17 January 2005

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