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In our first Meet our Scientists live chat, Professor Phil Hansbro, Head of the Centenary UTS Centre for Inflammation talked about his team’s research into the impact of bushfire smoke on our health.

In case you missed it you can watch the live chat here.

Facilitated by Dr Stefan Oehlers, Head of our Immune-Vascular Interactions Laboratory Professor Hansbro shared his insights into how the resulting smoke and poor air quality from the summer bushfires has become a critical area for immediate research.

With the extent of prolonged bushfire smoke exposure still largely unknown, Professor Hansbro discussed how people may be impacted in different ways (such as the healthy, the young, individuals with asthma or women who may be pregnant).

He also provided insight into the importance of potential new prevention strategies and treatment measures related to the inhalation of smoke.