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The ongoing bushfires can affect air quality. Small particles can enter the lungs and aggravate chronic conditions such as heart and lung disease. People with such conditions should follow their action treatment plan and see their doctor if symptoms are persisting. In case of an emergency, call 000.

Recommendations from NSW Health during smoky weather conditions include:

For further information from NSW Health on bushfire smoke follow this link https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/environment/factsheets/Pages/bushfire-smoke.aspx

Daily air quality information can be found at https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/air-quality

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