One of Australia’s leading lung cancer specialists says we could see a potential spike in lung cancer in coming decades, particularly if poor air quality persists. As bushfires continue across Australia’s south-east for the fifth month, more than ten million people living in Australia’s most populated cities, away from the deadly fire-fronts, have been exposed to unprecedented levels of smoke pollution. Serious health implications: Hazardous air quality has led many people to wear masks, although Professor Ing warns only P2 masks can adequately filter out the pollution. Professor Alvin Ing is one of Australia’s foremost authorities on lung cancer and respiratory disease, and says that he’s very concerned about the longer-term impacts of the ongoing smoke pollution. "The high levels of particulate matter and the long period of exposure is not like anything we have seen before in Australia," says Professor Ing, who is the clinical head of Macquarie […]