Matthew Roughan (1 Posts)
University of Queensland
Matthew is a final year medical student at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. He has always been interested in politics and social issues, and loves both watching and playing any sport. Matthew enjoys teaching junior students, and plans to continue this into his residency. Having grown up on the beautiful Gold Coast, he loves the beach and the lifestyle that comes along with it.
In an era where climate change has been variously described as ‘the great moral challenge of our generation’ to ‘absolute crap,’ it seems pertinent as future health professionals to have a look at the evidence and ask ourselves how this issue might come to affect the health of our prospective patients.
If you live in a home built before the 1970s, it likely contains pockets of asbestos used during its construction. Known for its durability and heat resistance, the material was used for decades in everything from pipe insulation and ceiling tiles, to shingles and furnace cement.