Respiratory

The aim of the respiratory stream is to determine whether exposure to smoke from the Hazelwood coal mine fire is associated with:

  • Respiratory symptoms
  • Asthma control
  • Decline in lung function

The information collected during the adult survey will be used to identify the ‘sub-cohort’ for the respiratory sub-study. The main comparison will be between those who were heavily exposed to smoke from the Hazelwood coal mine fire and those who were minimally exposed to smoke.