Tag: breathing diseases

wood fires breathing problems

Wood fires and breathing problems

Smoke from slow combustion stoves, wood fires, burn offs and bushfires can cause breathing problems.  Wood fire smoke can pollute the air with carbon monoxide – an invisible, odourless and…
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 common in farming communities. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is a debilitating…

Bushfire smoke

Smoke from bushfires, planned burns and other sources can impact air quality. Bushfire smoke contains toxic gases such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides, and particles, all of which can…