To the Editor: The incidence of bushfires, forest fires and wildfires, is increasing globally. Epidemiology shows that individuals with chronic respiratory diseases are most affected with increased hospitalisations. However, the impacts or safe exposure levels of bushfire smoke are not well known.1 We were recently awarded the Medical Research Future Fund's Bushfire Impact Research grant 2020 and in this project we will address the following questions:
Publication of your online response is subject to the Medical Journal of Australia's editorial discretion. You will be notified by email within five working days should your response be accepted.