AN air quality alert has been issued for residents in Central and Western NSW due to windy weather whipping up dust across the region.
The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) says there are particles in the air of less than 10 micrometers in diameter across the region.
At that level, the OEH advises that people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid exercising outdoors.
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"Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion," the alert stated.
"If you have symptoms rest and use your reliever medicine. If symptoms persist, seek medical advice."
For emergency medical assistance call triple-0.
MAP: Weather radar
Meanwhile, a total fire ban is in place for the Central Ranges until 11.59pm on Saturday. The following council areas are included: Blayney, Bathurst, Cabonne, Cowra, Lithgow, Mid Western, Oberon and Orange.
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