GP warns of long-term impact of bushfire smoke

'Heartbreaking' to see the impact on patients' health, says Sydney GP Dr Kim Loo

Weeks of bushfires across NSW has created a toxic cocktail of pollution and emissions in the air that presents a health risk to the state’s exposed population, a GP has warned.

Dr Kim Loo
Dr Kim Loo.

The smoke includes chemicals and matter from burning houses and factories, which has mingled with usual pollutants from coal-fired power station and vehicle emissions, leading to “terrible” air quality, says Dr Kim Loo, from Sydney’s southwest.