- Limit outdoor activity, staying indoors if possible,
- Avoid outdoor physical activity,
- Keep doors and windows closed in buildings and cars,
- Set air conditioning to “recycle” or “recirculate,”
- Consider spending time or re-locating temporarily to a location with better air quality if you are experiencing negative symptoms related to the air quality. Adverse symptoms may include dizziness, headache, difficulty breathing, coughing, excessive phlegm, and nausea. Please contact your health care provider if you experience any of these symptoms.
- People with pre-existing lung or heart conditions such as asthma or emphysema, diabetes, or other respiratory infections;
- People who have had a stroke;
- Infants, children, and adults older than 65; and
- Pregnant women.
- Washington State Department of Ecology air monitoring site https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/.
- Washington Air Quality Advisory (WAQA) Chart https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/App_AQI/AQI.en-US.pdf
- Washington State Department of Health frequently asked questions about wildfire smoke http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/AirQuality/OutdoorAir/SmokeFromFires/FrequentlyaskedQuestionsaboutWildfireSmoke.aspx
- Washington Smoke Information blog http://wasmoke.blogspot.com/
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