Exposure to smoke can irritate your nose and and throat. These areas may burn or sting as a result of smoke inhalation, resulting in acute shortness of breath and asthma attacks.
Your lungs are vulnerable to the adverse effects of smoke inhalation, damaging your body’s sensitive lung tissue, causing long lasting respiratory diseases such as bronchitis.
Fine particulate matter are capable of making their way into the air-sacks of your lungs and into your bloodstream, increasing the risk of heart failure, blood clots and heart attacks.
Wildfire smoke makes outdoor air quality dangerous and a threat to your health. People in wildfire areas are often advised to evacuate even if they're not in direct danger of the fire. At a minimum, the advice is to stay indoors. However, the elements produced by smoke can penetrate your home, affecting your indoor air quality. Smoke often makes its way into a home through the opening and closing of doors and windows, mechanical ventilation systems (like bathroom and kitchen vents or air conditioning units), and through cracks and joints in the home.
The extent of damage caused by smoke depends on your age, current health conditions, and length of exposure, using an air mask is the most effective way to mitigate the negative health consequences of smoke inhalation.
When bushfire season starts, it's important to be prepared. Wearing a filtration mask is one of the best ways that you can significantly limit exposure to smoke, protecting your lungs and bloodstream.
Ensure you choose a well designed pollution mask which offers certified filtration to minimise exposure. Don’t wait for the negative health effects of smoke inhalation to accumulate in lungs and bloodstream.
Superior protection from airborne viruses, decreasing the chance of catching common illnesses such as colds and fevers.
Exceptional protection from airborne bacteria, decreasing the chance of catching illnesses from an infected person via coughing, sneezing and close contact.
Protect yourself from particulate matter, all the way down to PM0.1, the smallest testable particle size.