November 1, 2016

Why Are Brisbane’s Bridges Green?

Brisbane’s bridges will be lit up in green Tuesday night 1 November to celebrate the start of Lung Health Awareness Month.

Green is symbolic of the leaves and trees that give us oxygen to breathe. It’s also the corporate colour of Lung Foundation Australia.

Heather Allan, CEO of Lung Foundation Australia said, “Every day we breathe about 22,000 times. Unfortunately most of us never stop to think about the health of lungs and how important they are until something goes wrong.

“Each November, Lung Foundation Australia encourages Australians to take their lung health seriously and talk to their doctor if they have concerns.

“Symptoms of lung disease include a cough that has hung around longer than three weeks or abnormal breathlessness when doing every day activities like walking up a flight of stairs,” Mrs Allan said.

To check out your lung health, do the 2-minute Lung Health Checklist online at lungfoundation.com.au.