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AUSTRALIAN OPEN PLAYER COLLAPSES FROM SMOKE: HEALTH AND CLIMATE EXPERTS AVAILABLE


MELBOURNE OPEN PLAYER COLLAPSES FROM SMOKE: HEALTH AND CLIMATE EXPERTS AVAILABLE 

As news breaks that a Melbourne Open player, Dalila Jakupovic, is forced to retire from the Australian Open after collapsing from a coughing fit due to smoke inhalation, health experts warn that bushfire smoke has serious health impacts.

Health and environment experts are available today to talk about the effects of smoke pollution, how it affects exercise and major sporting events, and the need for public health guidelines to help keep people safe, as Melbourne suffers ongoing smoke haze from the summer bushfire crisis.

To arrange an interview contact Fiona on 0487 003 872 or fiona.ivits@climatemediacentre.org.au

TALENT AVAILABLE

Dr Kathrine Barraclough, Doctors for the Environment, can talk about the health impacts of exposure to bushfire smoke, how it's impacting sport and exercise in the state, and how Victorians can stay safe in smoky conditions.

Dr John Iser, Victorian chair, Doctors for the Environment, can talk about the growing health issues for Victorians caused by the unprecedented bushfire season, and the looming public health crisis from the Federal Government’s failure to act on climate change.
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