Community Update - Health
Elingamite, Elingamite North
1523867814000Last Monday at 6:36 PM
is being issued for smoke at Elingamite, Elingamite North
Due to the improvement in air quality around this fire, the Advice message issued on 12 April 2018 is continuing to be downgraded to a Community Notification.
The EPA will continue to monitor this fire 24/7.
Smoke from peat fires is often more visible than smoke from bushfires due to larger amounts of water vapour.
Smoke from peat fires can have a distinctive, acrid smell that is quite different to that from bushfire smoke,
is no immediate threat to the community and no action is required.
What you should do:
- Anyone experiencing wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty
breathing should call Triple Zero (000).
- If you have concerns about your health you should seek
medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.
Smoke and your health:
- Some people are more
sensitive to the effects of breathing in smoke. You will be more sensitive to
smoke if you have a heart or lung condition (including
asthma), are pregnant, or are over 65. Children up to 14 are more sensitive to
the effects of breathing in smoke.
- If you are sensitive to smoke
you should limit prolonged or heavy physical activity. Where possible you
should try to stay indoors.
- If you have a heart or lung
conditions you should take your medication as prescribed by your doctor.
- If you are asthmatic, follow
your asthma plan and carry reliever medication with you.
- For more information about smoke and your health
visit the Better Health Channel www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au.
This message was issued by Country Fire Authority
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