The Menzies Institute for Medical Research is presenting a series of public talks online in 2020. We are delighted to invite you to our second online public talk this year; "What's making us sneeze and wheeze? Tracking the impact of pollen and smoke pollution in the community."
Smoke pollution from wood-heaters and bushfires, along with increased pollen loads in the atmosphere, affect many people in the community. For some, the presence of these airborne particles can make conditions such as asthma, allergies, and lung and heart conditions worse.
In this online public talk, researchers from Menzies along with Asthma Australia discuss the health impacts of smoke pollution and pollen in our communities. We will explore the use of the innovative AirRater app, which helps people with asthma, hay fever or other lung conditions to better manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
We will feature presentations by Associate Professor Fay Johnston and Dr Penny Jones of the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, along with Mr Anthony Flynn, Senior Manager of Research, Policy and Advocacy at Asthma Australia.