Washington Smoke Map

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Note: Some users might notice intermittent discrepancies in colors shown on the map of air quality monitors above, and those reported on the Department of Ecology's official page. This is because Ecology believes their method of calculating the air quality category (i.e. “Good”, “Moderate”, Unhealthy” etc) is more protective of public health in Washington. If in doubt as to which better represents public health risk, use the more stringent of the two (i.e. the map showing worse air quality).





Wednesday, August 2, 2017

8/2/2017 Citizen Scientists can participate in testing of the "Smoke Sense" mobile application

Anyone with an Android phone in an area affected by wildfire smoke can participate in a study of a new app.  The Smoke Sense app is a publicly available mobile application developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Citizen scientists will be able to use the Smoke Sense app to learn about wildland fires and smoke health risks in their area.  They will then be prompted to anonymously report their health symptoms during wildland fires and the range of actions they are able or willing to take to improve their health condition or lower their exposure.   Users will earn badges each week they participate. 
EPA researchers are conducting the Smoke Sense study to:  1) determine the extent to which exposure to wildland fire smoke affects health and productivity, and 2) develop health risk communication strategies that protect public health during smoke days. 

Download and learn more about the Smoke Sense App at – https://www.epa.gov/air-research/smoke-sense  or at the Google Play store.

**Not yet available for Apple devices.


2 comments:

  1. Glad to see the EPA and FS are engaged in the air quality and public health issues even add their budgets may be in jeopardy. Thanks.

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  2. App not working as of 3pm 8/4/17

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