What are the health impacts of Sydney's bushfire smoke and do face masks help?

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The lingering bushfire smoke hanging over Sydney has prompted some to wear face masks outside.

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Aerial view from plane window shows wall of smoke from Australia's bushfires at 25,000 feet
The video, filmed on Friday (December 6) from a commercial plane flying west shortly after takeoff from Sydney, shows the Australian bushfires at about 25,000 feet. The filmer told Newsflare: "A huge fire front has opened up in the Blue Mountains, just outside Sydney in New South Wales. "The bushfire smoke is causing severe smog and pollution in the Sydney basin, home to 5.5 million people."

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