The National Asthma Council Australia is cautioning health professionals that with forecasted strong wind, thunderstorms and bushfires across the state, together with a high pollen alert, their patients may be at risk of serious asthma and hay fever episodes.

Asthma Council Chief Executive, Siobhan Brophy says that as well as the usual seasonal triggers, with Victoria already on alert for grass pollen and thunderstorms, this week’s severe bushfire and wind warnings are a potent reminder that the dangers are real.


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