Community Information – Air Quality

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Air Quality Warning issued by Vic Emergency 3:14 pm today (3rd Jan 2020). his message is being issued for smoke across Victoria.

  • Central, North East and Gippsland Regions are affected by smoke.

Everyone should minimize the time spent in smoky conditions whenever practical to do so. If your maximum visibility is 1.5 kilometers or less, your air quality is in the hazardous level, and you need to limit your time outdoors, limit exercise and follow any treatment plans. 


What you should do:

  • Anyone experiencing wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing should call Triple Zero (000).
  • If you have concerns about your health you should seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.

Smoke and your health:

  • Some people are more sensitive to the effects of breathing in smoke. You will be more sensitive to smoke if you have a heart or lung condition (including asthma), are pregnant, or are over 65. Children up to 14 are more sensitive to the effects of breathing in smoke.
  • If you are sensitive to smoke you should limit prolonged or heavy physical activity. Where possible you should try to stay indoors.
  • If you have a heart or lung conditions you should take your medication as prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you are asthmatic, follow your asthma plan and carry reliever medication with you.
  • For more information about smoke and your health visit https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/your-environment/air/smoke.

This message was issued by Environment Protection Authority.

Information is given for public health purposes only… see your GP for specific advice on your circumstances.

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