GP Rebecca McGowan on the impact of Black summer smoke on babies

Sophie Boyd
Updated October 4 2021 - 7:24am, first published 7:20am
FLASHBACK: Smoke on the Hume Freeway, Wodonga on January 5, 2020. The poor visibility continued for weeks and fires raged in the Upper Murray and southern NSW during what later became known as Black Summer. Picture: TARA TREWELLA
FLASHBACK: Smoke on the Hume Freeway, Wodonga on January 5, 2020. The poor visibility continued for weeks and fires raged in the Upper Murray and southern NSW during what later became known as Black Summer. Picture: TARA TREWELLA

The smoke which blanketed much of the east coast throughout the Black Summer bushfires resulted in babies being born early and small as well as diseased placentas which looked 'horrifying', one GP said.

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Sophie Boyd

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