Bush-fire smoke linked to hundreds of deaths - Pickrell J.

Researchers estimate that smoke pollution probably killed more than 400 people during the unprecedented bush fires across southeast Australia from November to February. Thirty-three people were killed in incidents directly related to the fires ... ...
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