Hi @2qwerty , I think you will be okay.. try not to stress about it too much as its a vicious circle. Certainly don't exercise outside in the rancid air. I know its really bad in Melbourne right now. I'm in NSW and we have had bad to terrible conditions for months. If you can't get a mask, you can use a damp bandanna to do a similar thing. A lot of the firefighters do that over the top of the masks as not all the masks are 100% effective. Maybe you could find something online?
If you can work from home then I would do that. I think people exposing babies and kids to the air is naiive and stupid.
It worries Me that we can get used to the smell after a certain period of time and then it becomes 'normal'. They are suggesting turning off air conditioning if you can. In my workplace we can't and haven't been doing that.
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