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NSW bushfires: doctors sound alarm over 'disastrous' impact of smoke on air pollution

A Sydney GP working in the suburbs hardest hit by bushfire smoke plaguing New South Wales has said she is devastated for her patients, many of them unable to afford air filters, air conditioning or masks. Dr Kim Loo works in Riverstone, which along with Richmond and St Marys on Tuesday recorded some of the highest levels of ultra-fine PM2.5 particles, small enough to enter the lungs and bloodstream. On Tuesday afternoon, the 24-hour average index for Rouse Hill stood at 430, with anything above 200 rated “hazardous”. Levels ranged as high as 2,200 in some Sydney suburbs on Tuesday. Read more....

 

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