Protect your health while it's smoky
Breathing in high levels of smoke is bad for your health.
- burning eyes
- sore throat
- shortness of breath
- worsening of heart and lung conditions
- people with chronic heart disease or lung disease
- people with respiratory infections
- people with diabetes
- infants and children
- pregnant women
- people over 65
Take steps to reduce smoke exposure.
Stay up-to-date with the air pollution category in your area. Washington Air Quality Advisory table
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Smoke levels can change through the day with wildfires.
- When smoke levels reach the category “unhealthy for sensitive groups”, sensitive groups of people should avoid time outdoors.
- When smoke levels are in the “unhealthy”, “very unhealthy” or “hazardous” categories, everyone should limit their time outdoors, avoid outdoor exercise, and keep indoor air clean.
Seek medical attention if you or those you are caring for have serious symptoms.