A leading respiratory doctor has warned prolonged exposure to hazardous air quality due to smoke from Australia’s bushfires could lead to a spike in diseases such as lung cancer in the next decade. Professor Alvin Ing, from Macquarie University’s MQ Health, has just opened a dedicated clinic at the facility in Sydney’s north-west to assist with the influx of patients with respiratory issues. Dr Ing said he has concerns about the long-term effects of the smoke and has seen a large rise in patients needing to increase their medication at a time in the year they would usually reduce it. MQ Health’s respiratory clinic has set up a dedicated service for patients affected by the bushfire smoke. (9News) He warned if smoke from the bushfires burning across the country continues to smother cities and towns, the consequences down the track could be deadly. "We haven’t seen it to this […]