Lung health in a changing world

Matthew J Peters and Jane E Bourke
Med J Aust 2017; 207 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/mja17.00853
Published online: 20 November 2017

Respiratory health is threatened by changes to our climate and environment — but there is also good news

This respiratory medicine-themed issue of the MJA coincides with the meeting in Sydney this month of the Asia Pacific Society of Respirology, which has the title, “Lung health in a changing world”. It provides us with an opportunity to reflect on some of the major factors affecting respiratory health in Australia and its near neighbours, including questions discussed in recent issues of this Journal.

  • Matthew J Peters1,2
  • Jane E Bourke3

  • 1 Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, NSW
  • 3 Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC


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