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Why You Might Want To Stay Inside The Next Couple Of Days

Hazard reduction burns happening in Sydney's North are set to affect our air quality for the next couple of days.

NSW Health is urging people, especially those with respiratory conditions such as asthma, to limit their time spent outside.

The burn at Coba Creek is predicted to cause poor air quality across the Sydney basin from Wednesday.

Director of Environmental Health Dr Ben Scalley said people with asthma and other lung conditions should not engage in vigorous exercise and stay in air-conditioned premises where filtration systems can help to reduce smoke particles in the air.

“Symptoms can occur for several days after smoke is inhaled, so people with the chronic respiratory conditions need to be vigilant with their treatment programs,” Dr Scalley said.

It's not just those of us with breathing problems this could impact either ... 

“Healthy adults may also feel the effects of fine particles that can irritate the lungs, so it’s wise to reschedule or cut back on prolonged or strenuous outdoor activities when smoke levels are high."

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