Smoky conditions – health alert

Department of Health

The bushfires currently burning in theGreater Darwin region and Top End have led to smoky conditions that may be arisk to people with respiratory ailments.

Always follow the advice of Bushfires NTor the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services if your area isunder threat.

If you are concerned about the airquality around Darwin, the Department of Health recommends using the AirRaterapp. The app allows you to monitor air quality at your location as well asproviding information on bushfires and planned burns.

Whenthe air quality drops to ‘poor’ or below, we encourage people with respiratoryconditions or illnesses to:

Avoid physical outdoor activity

Stay indoors, with windows and doors closed where possible

If using your air-conditioner, set it to recirculate

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