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Air Quality and Dust Storms

Air pollution is an environmental risk that can have significant effects on the respiratory and cardiovascular health of the community.

NSW Health advises that older people, and those with existing heart and lung conditions may be more sensitive to exposure to air pollution.

Air Quality Index

The Department of Planning Industry and Environment has an online Air Quality Index which shows air quality readings in Greater Sydney. The readings are updated hourly.

NSW Health also has a specific webpage on the health impacts of dust storms.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is dimly visible behind thick smog and dust in the middle of the day.