Dust storm kicks up new warnings
DUSTY conditions from natural events like bushfires or dust storms can be trying for everyone but they are especially difficult for people with pre-existing conditions.
For people with respiratory issues who live near a bushfire or dust storm, it’s recommended to stay indoors with all windows and doors closed. Follow any medical plan provided by their doctor such as an asthma management plan, and avoid vigorous exercise. If anyone is experiencing any adverse reactions to the dust or smoke, such as shortness of breath, prolonged coughing or wheezing, seek medical advice. Airconditioned environments can provide protection. Be careful when cleaning away the film of dust in homes afterwards – use water to wipe it away. If your car is airconditioned, switch the air intake to recirculate.