NSW Health is renewing its
call for people to take precautions as smoke from hazard reduction burns is
expected to continue to impact air quality across Sydney into Thursday (23 May).
NSW Health Director of
Environmental Health Dr Richard Broome again reminds people to take precautions
as smoke can irritate the respiratory system and aggravate existing lung and
“People with conditions
like asthma, emphysema and angina are more likely to be sensitive to the
effects of smoke,” said Dr Broome.
“Smoke from hazard
reduction burns can be quite unpredictable, but we’re expecting poor air
quality in a number of places across the Sydney basin into Thursday morning.
“For most people, smoke
will be no more than an irritation.
“However, I recommend that
people with existing heart and lung conditions should avoid outdoor physical
activity when there’s smoke around.
“It’s also important for
people with asthma to follow their Asthma Action Plan and have their relieving
medication with them.”
Up-to-date information on
air quality is available on the NSW Air Quality Website:
In case of emergency always
remember to dial Triple Zero. For more information, visit the NSW Health air
quality web page at: