Washington Smoke Map

*The map above is not able to display all state air quality monitors. Click here to see all monitors in Washington: WA Ecology Air Monitors

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 9, 2017

8/9/2017 Smoke Sense App reminder



This is a repeat of news that was posted last week on the blog about an App developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for citizens affected by smoke from wildfires to see current air quality in their location, track their personal symptoms of smoke exposure, and get recommendations on ways they can protect themselves. EPA is testing the usefulness of the free App and you can help by participating in the trial. The App is only available at this time for Android phones. To learn more and to download the App go to: www.epa.gov/air-research/smoke-sense . Or you can get it directly from the Google Play store.


4 comments:

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  2. I have copd and looked to find ways to alleviate smoke exposure. I'm disappointed to see nothing here. I can't dl an app. No room on phone. Please give some info as you gave the link for special hazard conditions. Thanks, auburn resident

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  3. The map at the very top of the page is consistently inaccurate regarding air quality in Anacortes. We are choking in smoke while it shows good air quality - which makes it both useless and potentially harmful to anyone who would believe it rather than paying attention to their itching eyes and coughing!

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  4. Regarding smoke exposure and health. Have you explored the content on the tab at the top of the most recent post above called "Smoke and Health"? (If you're accessing the blog from your phone, look for the little down arrow next to the word HOME and you'll find a selection at the bottom of the screen - again choose Smoke and Health to explore the content.) That tab contains many links to health topics. But if you are feeling poorly or worried about your health due to a pre-existing condition, please consider a call or visit with your doctor.

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