Woodfires and bushfires

Bushfires can produce large amounts of extremely poor air quality. This causes harmful effects to the health and well-being of thousands of Australians. Bushfire smoke contains fine particulate matter (PM2.5). These particles are tiny in size and when inhaled are able to go deep into your lungs, causing inflammation. The particles can also enter your blood stream which can affect other parts of the body like the heart, lungs and immune systems. 

Woodfire smoke, like bushfire smoke, is a type of air pollution and not good for your health. It can lead to more asthma symptoms and attacks.  

If smoke is a known trigger for you or a loved one, do the best you can to avoid woodfire or bushfire smoke. It is recommended that you keep using your preventer as stated in your Asthma Action Plan during bushfire season or if you live in an area where woodfire smoke is present. 


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