Parts of Tassie's air quality currently one of the worst in the world

Hobart ranked 9th worst


31 January 2019

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The EPA has released current air monitoring of the state showing parts of Tasmania's air quality are rated as "Very Unhealthy" due to the high level of smoke polution.

Hobart is currently rated 9th on the list of the world's worst air pollution right now

The Asthma Foundation have the following information to help keep asthma sufferers safe:

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  • If you are asthmatic, make sure your blue/grey reliever medication is at hand
  • Stay indoors and keep windows and doors closed
  • Minimise physical outdoor activity
  • If using an air conditioner/heat pump at home or in the car, set it to ‘recycle’
  • Try to minimise exposure to other irritants such as cigarette smoke and dust

For real-time updates, head here: http://waqi.info/ 

For a full update on the fires across the state, a full update with TFS officer Andrew McGuinness can be heard here:

 

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