IE: On Saturday, Canberra Had the World’s Worst Air Quality

Australia continues to be devastated by bushfires.

January 05, 2020 By Loukia Papadopoulos

Things are looking worse and worse with each passing day for Australia. On Wednesday, air quality index readings at one Canberra monitoring site peaked at 1 am at an extremely alarming 7,700. On Saturday, it was revealed that the country’s capital has the world’s worst air quality.

No fire without smoke

This doesn’t come as much of a surprise with all those raging fires causing unimaginable damage all over Australia. And even though the fires have not reached Canberra yet, the effects can still be felt.

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Health authorities have issued warnings telling residents to stay indoors with all windows and doors shut. “We also strongly advise people who are sensitive to smoke, especially those with pre-existing heart and lung conditions, to take extra care during these conditions,” said the advice.

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