Smoke exposure can affect people and some primary production.
To reduce the impacts of smoke, it is recommended that you remove washing from the line and ensure all doors and windows remain closed until it passes. Anyone who has a medical condition that may be aggravated by smoke is advised to take adequate precautions to ensure their well-being.
NPWSSA Fire Management Officers work hard to reduce the risk of smoke from prescribed burns, along with balancing the need to reduce the risk of bushfire on the community.
As a result, smoke taint has not been known to occur on grapes as a result of the NPWSSA prescribed burn program.
However, smoke from fire can be a trigger for people with asthma and other respiratory conditions. It’s important to be prepared and know how to respond when you are exposed to smoke. To speak to someone call Asthma Australia on 1800 ASTHMA (1800 278 462), or visit the National Asthma Council for information on bushfires and asthma.