With bushfire smoke
blanketing Sydney, NSW Health is once again urging people to take precautions
to protect their health.
NSW Health is particularly
reminding the elderly and parents and carers of young children to stay inside
with doors and windows shut, where possible, and postpone outdoor activities.
Dr Kerry Chant,
Chief Health Officer at NSW Health, said that people with underlying heart and
lung conditions should also try to spend more time indoors whenever the smoke
high-risk groups should also avoid strenuous activity. People with existing
lung and heart conditions can also protect themselves by following their
disease management plans,” Dr Chant said.
you’ve got asthma and are prescribed a preventer puffer, it’s really important
to be taking it at the moment. And make sure you keep your reliever medication
best way to reduce exposure to smoke is to stay indoors with the doors and
Minister Brad Hazzard also urged people to follow NSW Health’s advice on
precautionary measures until the smoke clears.
“When there are public health issues like this in play, it is important
people follow the expert advice of our many agencies coordinating the response
In case of
emergency always remember to dial Triple Zero.
information on air quality is available on the NSW Air Quality website:
information, visit the NSW Health air quality web page at:
can be found at the NSW Health website: www.health.nsw.gov.au/environment/beattheheat