Major health warning is issued after Sydney is blanketed in a smoky haze

Mail Online | 5/21/2019 | Zoe Zaczek For Daily Mail Australia
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A major health warning has been issued after a thick haze of smoke blanketed Sydney for the second day running.

The city skyline and key landmarks like the Sydney Harbour Bridge were blanketed by the smoke again on Wednesday as a result of planned hazard reductions burns.

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The controlled burns, which help prevent the threat of bushfires, were conducted in the Blue Mountains and surrounding areas on Sunday.

NSW Health warned the smoke is expected to impact the city on Wednesday, and it could continue for a few days yet.

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Dr Richard Broome, NSW Health Director of Environmental Health, said residents with existing lung and heart conditions should be wary.

'People with conditions like asthma, emphysema and angina are more likely to be sensitive to the effects of smoke,' said Dr Broome.

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'Smoke from hazard reduction burns can be quite unpredictable, but we're expecting poor air quality in a number of...
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