Due to a change in wind direction, smoke from the bushfire on North Stradbroke Island is now affecting mainland suburbs.
Here are some tips on staying safe and healthy in smoky conditions:
– Minimise your physical activity outdoors.
– If you have an air conditioner, turn it on and switch it to recycle or re-circulate.
– If your home gets too hot for comfort or is letting in a lot of smoky air, visit an air-conditioned shopping centre, restaurant, cinema or library (Redland Libraries re-open 9am tomorrow, 2 January).
– Anyone experiencing breathing problems or chest pain should seek medical advice immediately.
More advice on staying safe and healthy in smoky conditions can be found in this Queensland Health fact sheet http://bit.ly/18kGErt