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Protect yourself from bushfire smoke


Public Health is warning Tasmanians that exposure to smoke during the bushfire season can seriously harm your health.

People with asthma or lung problems are at a higher risk of health harms and also those with heart disease, diabetes, a previous stroke, older people, babies, young children, and pregnant women.

Public Health advises if you’re at higher risk to stay indoors where possible when smoke is visible.

A bushfire continues to burn near Swansea on the state's east coast and local residents are urged to stay vigilant and keep windows and doors closed.

Experts say if you do feel unwell after exposure to bushfire smoke, seek medical help.

For more information about bushfire smoke and your health go to www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/air/bushfire_smoke

For Environment Protection Authority air quality data and health advice go to www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/air

A free AirRater app that provides air quality data is available at https://airrater.org

For all emergency warnings, and information on bushfires and smoke, visit TasALERT at www.alert.tas.gov.au