‘Debilitating’: health impacts of smoke from Australia’s black summer bushfires revealed in study

Only one in five people sought medical attention but half reported anxiety, depression and sleep loss

The film-maker Shaun Humphreys vividly remembers the miserable summer of the 2019-20 bushfires.

His house, in a north Canberra suburb, was far from the burning fires, but the surrounding smoke was thick and stifling.

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