Health Alert – Smoky Conditions 13 June

NT Government

Fires burning in Greater Darwin and the Top End region have led to smoky conditions that can affect your health.

During periods of heavy smoke, visibility and air quality can be impacted. Common reactions people may experience from heavy smoke includes:

itchy or burning eyessore throatrunny nosecoughing

These common irritations can be managed by avoiding prolonged periods outdoors where possible.

Heavy smoke conditions can be more dangerous for people with existing lung and heart conditions. When the air quality drops to ‘poor’ or below, we encourage people with respiratory conditions or illnesses to:

avoid physical outdoor activity stay indoors, with windows and doors closed where possibleif using your air-conditioner, set it to recirculatefollow your asthma action plan and seek immediate medical advice or care if neededcall Triple Zero (000) in an emergency.

If you are concerned about the air quality around your area, NT Health recommends using the AirRater app. The app allows you to monitor air quality at your location while providing information on bushfires and planned burns.

Download the app for free today: here

Always follow the advice of Bushfires NT or the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services if your area is under threat.

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