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Advice on Air Quality

Date: 
Wednesday, 8 January, 2020 - 10:30
Category: 
Environment

There is currently a Statewide warning for air quality. Make sure you are aware of warnings by following Vic Emergency

Smoke can affect your health.

The signs of short term smoke irritation are itchy eyes, sore throat, runny nose and coughing. These symptoms usually clear up in healthy adults once you’re away from the smoke.

If you have a pre-existing condition, including asthma, you should take your medication, follow your treatment plan, and seek immediate medical advice if symptoms such as breathing issues, wheezing or tightness in the chest persist.

Follow the Environment Protection Authority Victoria's AirWatch for updates: https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/EPAAirWatch

Check the Better Health Channel for advice on what steps you can take to avoid smoke and protect your health: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bushfiresmoke

For more information go to the Vic Emergency website

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 8 January, 2020 - 10:46