Australian bushfires cause toxic smoke blanket to cover cities from Sydney to Brisbane for weeks on end
On Dec 5, Australian authorities said that the toxic smoke that has enshrouded Sydney for much of November is unprecedented.
Australian bushfires have caused record pollution in Sydney and along the country’s east coast, officials said on Thursday. They reported of smoke and dust burning residents’ eyes and a spike in respiratory complaints.
Hundreds of bushfires have burned out of control since September up and down the eastern seaboard. The smoke has blanketed cities from Sydney to Brisbane for weeks on end.
The New South Wales department of environment declared bushfires and dust had caused “some of the highest air pollution ever seen” in Australia.