Experts call for ‘Slip Slop Slap’ campaign around air quality

Researchers claim bushfire smoke exposure could increase daily mortality by 5.6%

The next ‘Slip Slop Slap’-style public health campaign should focus on dealing with poor air quality, in response to the current and future bushfire crises, public health advocates say.

There are growing concerns about the health impacts of long-term exposure to smoke from this season’s bushfires, which have reportedly claimed 27 lives, more than 2000 homes and at least 10 million hectares of land since September 2019.