Tag: respiratory illness

wood fires breathing problems

Wood fires and breathing problems

Smoke from slow combustion stoves, wood fires and also from burn offs and bushfires can cause breathing problems, especially for people who have previously been diagnosed with lung conditions like…
farmer's lung

Farmer’s lung

Farmer’s lung is a serious respiratory condition also known as hypersensitivity pneumonitis. It affects people whose immune system is sensitive to fungal spores inhaled from: Mouldy hay Straw Grain Compost…
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, machinery

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and respiratory illness is a major cause of death in Australia and is more common in farming communities. COPD is a long-term disease of the…
asthma

Asthma

Asthma is a lung condition which causes the air passages (bronchi) of the lungs to become inflamed and narrow, making it hard to breathe. Inflammation of the airways, results in…
Aspergillosis

Farmer’s fever

Farmer's fever, also called organic dust toxic syndrome (ODTS), is caused by breathing in dust which contains moulds from spoiled plant materials. It is a common respiratory illness in farmers,…