Australian Bushfires Could Kill More People with Smoke
Smoke from forest fires in Australia has killed over 400 people, according to medical statistics. Australian fires have raged for 6 months and destroyed vast areas of forest cover and animals. 40 people died trying to seize the fire spreading.
Among them were not only firefighters and rescuers, but also locals who want to help to extinguish the fire. However, the smoke killed 10 times more people than the fire itself.
Air that envelops large cities and areas near the fires has had a devastating effect on all people for a long time, poisoned by the products of combustion. This environmental situation is many times more dangerous than the smoggy London sky in the early 20th century.
Long inhalation of smoke poisoned air has caused multiple diseases. Problems with the cardiovascular system, lungs and brain have caused many deaths.
Around 4000 people will experience chronic health problems, according to a rough medical estimate. Australian fires will cause a lot of damage in the future.
Elderly people and people at higher risk of cardiovascular disease are in danger. They are the ones most at risk from the fatal effects of prolonged smoke inhalation and combustion products.
Usually, smoke from forest fires isn’t that dangerous. However, everything changes if you breathe it all the time. People inhaled it 24 hours a day, without being able to filter the indoor air.
This has led to a health crisis and the development of chronic diseases.
Overcoming the fires has become a breath of fresh air for the whole continent because 4/5 of the Australian population has been covered in smoke since the summer of 2019.