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Bushfires and your health

How to clean up ash, water tank contamination



Smoke consists of particles that weren’t burnt completely.


When the particles fall from the air, they collect on surfaces as soot and ash.


Smoke can linger after a fire, which means that soot and ash can continue to settle around your home and garden for several days after the fire has been extinguished.


The Environment Protection Authority has these fact sheets on ash:


Ash and water tanks - find out if your tank is contaminated by bushfire activity, cleaning and more


Ash - Safety advice for cleaning up ash


Farm waste

Learn how to safely dispose of common waste items found on farms.


Farm waste management


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