Fay H Johnston
Affiliation: University of Tasmania
- Exposure to bushfire smoke and asthma: an ecological studyFay H Johnston
Menzies School of Health Research, PO Box 41096 Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia
Med J Aust 176:535-8. 2002..To examine the relationship between the mean daily concentration of respirable particles arising from bushfire smoke and hospital presentations for asthma...
- Estimated global mortality attributable to smoke from landscape firesFay H Johnston
Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Environ Health Perspect 120:695-701. 2012..Forest, grass, and peat fires release approximately 2 petagrams of carbon into the atmosphere each year, influencing weather, climate, and air quality...
- Evaluation of interventions to reduce air pollution from biomass smoke on mortality in Launceston, Australia: retrospective analysis of daily mortality, 1994-2007Fay H Johnston
Menzies Research Institute Tasmania and Rural Clinical School, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia
BMJ 346:e8446. 2013..To assess the effect of reductions in air pollution from biomass smoke on daily mortality...
- Ambient biomass smoke and cardio-respiratory hospital admissions in Darwin, AustraliaFay H Johnston
Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
BMC Public Health 7:240. 2007..In addition we examined the differential impacts on Indigenous Australians, a high risk population subgroup...
- Extreme air pollution events from bushfires and dust storms and their association with mortality in Sydney, Australia 1994-2007Fay Johnston
Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 23, Hobart 7001, Tasmania, Australia
Environ Res 111:811-6. 2011..We examined the association between air pollution events and mortality in Sydney from 1997 to 2004...
- Creating an integrated historical record of extreme particulate air pollution events in Australian cities from 1994 to 2007Fay H Johnston
Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia
J Air Waste Manag Assoc 61:390-8. 2011..Although identification of pollution episodes was greatly improved by the use of multiple sources of information, satellite imagery was the most useful tool for identifying bushfire smoke pollution events...
- Vegetation fire smoke, indigenous status and cardio-respiratory hospital admissions in Darwin, Australia, 1996-2005: a time-series studyIvan C Hanigan
School for Environmental Research, Charles Darwin University, Ellengowan Drive, Darwin, 0909, Northern Territory, Australia
Environ Health 7:42. 2008..We also investigated whether the relationship differed in indigenous Australians; a disadvantaged population sub-group...
- Vegetation fires, particulate air pollution and asthma: a panel study in the Australian monsoon tropicsFay H Johnston
Menzies School of Health Research and School for Environmental Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory, Australia
Int J Environ Health Res 16:391-404. 2006....
- Pollen loads and allergic rhinitis in Darwin, Australia: a potential health outcome of the grass-fire cycleFay H Johnston
Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
Ecohealth 6:99-108. 2009..Although further testing is required, we suggest that an overlooked aspect of the "grass-fire cycle" that is degrading many tropical landscapes, could be an increase in the prevalence of allergic rhinitis...
- Bushfires and human health in a changing environmentFay H Johnston
Menzies Research Institute, Hobart, Tasmania
Aust Fam Physician 38:720-4. 2009..It also looks at the health risks of smoke haze and other environmental hazards associated with bushfires...
- Healthy country, healthy people: the relationship between Indigenous health status and "caring for country"Christopher P Burgess
Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia
Med J Aust 190:567-72. 2009..To investigate associations between "caring for country" -- an activity that Indigenous peoples assert promotes good health -- and health outcomes relevant to excess Indigenous morbidity and mortality...
- Fire in the Earth systemDavid M J S Bowman
University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS 7001, Australia
Science 324:481-4. 2009..Here, we discuss some of the most important issues involved in developing a better understanding of the role of fire in the Earth system...
- Measures of forest fire smoke exposure and their associations with respiratory health outcomesSarah B Henderson
Environmental Health Services, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, 655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 12:221-7. 2012..Exposure to forest fire smoke is episodic, which makes its health effects challenging to study. We review the newest contributions to a growing literature on acute respiratory outcomes...