Catastrophic Bushfires Continue to Wreak Havoc Across New South Wales (NSW)

Catastrophic Bushfires Continue to Wreak Havoc Across New South Wales (NSW) 982 654 Radic 8

A Total Fire Ban is in Effect in New South Wales

Although summer has just begun, more than 720 homes and 2.7 million hectares of land have been destroyed in NSW. Consequently, a statewide Total Fire Ban has also been put into effect from Tuesday, December 17th until Saturday (the 21st). During a Total Fire Ban, people are not allowed to use fire in open areas or carry out activities that may cause a fire, such as the tossing of a cigarette butt. Still, the bushfire smoke that continues to blanket much of NSW is expected to contribute to long-lasting air pollution and health effects.

Dangerous Health Effects of Bush Fire Smoke

The dangers of exposure to bush fire smoke include irritation to the eyes, nose, and throat. Additional harmful health effects also include increased respiratory symptoms, aggravated asthma, risk of lung or heart disease, and cancer. More importantly, children, pregnant women, those who are ill (or suffering from a chronic health condition), and the elderly are especially at risk. Why? It’s because when smoke burns, toxic particles such as ammonia and carbon monoxide are released into the air. Then, when these toxic (and often carcinogenic) particles are breathed into the lungs, in addition to oxygen depletion, one’s organs are also damaged as well.

How To Protect Yourself (and Loved Ones) From The Harmful Effects of Bushfire Smoke

Although the health risks of smoke inhalation vary from person to person, it is essential to limit your exposure to areas purported of poor air quality. Unfortunately, however, for many Australians, this is not possible. Still, there are many steps one can take to minimise the adverse health effects of air pollution as a result of bushfires. For example, one effective safety measure is to invest in an air purifier and steriliser.  With that said, please bear in mind that the use of a standard air purifier is only half of the solution of combating poisonous air. That’s because traditional air purifiers that rely on a HEPA filter are only good at trapping and removing particles as small as 0.3 microns. Sadly, many of the harmful particles released from bushfire smoke are tinier than 0.3 microns, and thus, are unaffected by air purifiers alone. That’s why it’s essential to invest in air purification and sterilisation.

Fortunately, an Australian manufacturer of clean air technology, Radic8, has recently introduced a line of products to incorporate air purification and sterilisation. E.g., the VK Blue features a patented VIRUSKILLER™ technology. With VIRUSKILLER™ technology, up to 99.999% of harmful particles in smoke are eradicated. More importantly, air pollutants such as bacteria, viruses, gases, and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are also destroyed. So, if you want to protect your family from the deadly and poisonous smoke particles released by the bushfires, it is never a bad idea to invest in an air purifier and steriliser. With that said, to learn more about the VKBlue and other powerful air purification and sterilisation technology manufactured at Radic8, visit Or, you can contact a Radic8 Australia representative using the contact information below:

Radic8 Australia
1 C Box Road
Caringbah, NSW, 2229
tel: 02 82316500



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