ACT Public Health Alert UPDATE: Canberrans are waking up to very good air quality with no ongoing public health risk


Released 22/09/2019

The ACT Health Directorate has been monitoring the air quality in the ACT and wishes to advise that current air quality is very good with no ongoing public health risk.

Dust levels peaked at midnight last night before dropping to good levels prior to 3am. Hourly readings on the Air Quality Index (AQI) indicate air quality is very good.

Please note the data on the ACT Health air quality website uses 24 hour average readings meaning air quality may still appear poor. However, hourly readings have indicated that air quality is very good with no ongoing public health risk.

Anyone with concerns about their health should seek medical advice from their health practitioner. Anyone experiencing wheezing, chest tightness or difficulty breathing should seek urgent medical assistance. In the event of a medical emergency call triple zero 000.

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