Thursday, July 31, 2014

7/31/14 11:00 am Air Quality

Air Quality Advisory - Thursday 11 am


Wenatchee & Chelan “Good”

Leavenworth “Unhealthy”


When air quality is in the “Unhealthy” range everyone is at risk of being affected by the smoke. Outdoor physical activities should be cancelled.


At this point everyone should limit exposure to outside air and do not do anything that would increase your breathing rate, people should avoid any exertion. It is best to stay indoors if you have asthma, diabetes, lung or heart disease, have a respiratory infection, or have had a stroke. Infants, pregnant women and people over 65 should also stay indoors. Symptoms can include headache, dizziness, wheezing and shortness of breath. The general population can experience these symptoms.


·       In your vehicle use the recycle mode on your interior air system.

·       If possible, go to an area unaffected by the wildfire smoke until the smoke clears, especially if you are having symptoms like headaches, dizziness or nausea or having increased respiratory symptoms like shortness of breath.

·       Keep windows closed.

·       Interior air purifiers with HEPA filters can help clean the air in your home.

·       Limit time outdoors.

·       If you are having significant problems talk to your health care provider.


Please Note:       Air Quality Varies Throughout the Day



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