Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Recent bushfires in Clarence Valley causing high air pollution

As of yesterday there were still sixteen fires burning across the Clarence Valley, according to the NSW Rural Fire Service. 

The Daily Examiner, 13 August 2019, p.5: 

 People with heart and respiratory conditions are being urged by the North Coast Public Health Unit to be careful as recent bush fires are causing high pollution.

Communities around Grafton may be particularly affected in the coming days, and Public Health North Coast assistant director Greg Bell said children, older adults and people with heart and lung conditions are most susceptible to air pollution and excessive smoke. 

“If you have asthma you should follow your Asthma Action Plan and take your relieving medication where necessary and if symptoms get worse, seek medical advice,” MrBell said. 

In case of emergency dial triple-0. Information about bushfire smoke and health:

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