Bushfire smoke's impact will linger long after the air clears

By John Quiggin
Updated January 4 2020 - 12:34pm, first published 12:00am

At the time of writing, at least 16 people have been killed by this season's bushfires. And with most of January and all of February still to come, the number is sure to rise. But these dramatic deaths are far outweighed by the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of deaths that will ultimately result from the toxic smoke blanketing Australian cities.

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