Information about bushfire smoke from the Acting Chief Medical Officer

Read the latest statements from the Acting Chief Medical Officer about bushfire smoke.

Date published:
Audience:
General public

Reducing the risk of prolonged exposure to smoke

The Acting Chief Medical Officer has released a statement about reducing the risk of prolonged exposure to smoke. 

The statement includes information about:

  • people at greater risk of experiencing health effects
  • how to minimise exposure
  • locations to that may provide respite from smoke pollution

Use of masks by people exposed to bushfire smoke

The Acting Chief Medical Officer and State and Territory Chief Health Officers have released a statement for the general public and health professionals about the use of masks by people exposed to bushfire smoke

The statement includes information about:

  • the best ways to protect yourself and your family from the health effects of bushfire smoke
  • who is most at risk and may benefit from the use of a mask 
  • the types of masks available 
  • how to use a mask safely and effectively
  • where to find a mask 

Read the statement from the Acting Chief Medical Officer and State and Territory Chief Health Officers or find out how to fit and use a P2 mask

 

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