Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Leavenworth Unhealthy July 30th

Air Quality Advisory Wednesday 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 you 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. Use of N95 masks, if you must go outside, can be helpful to reduce your exposure to the pollutants in the smoke. Symptoms can include headache, nausea, dizziness 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.

·       Limit time outdoors.

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

 

More information about current air quality conditions and forest fires is located at:

Ecology:                                   https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/

Forest Service:                        http://inciweb.nwcg.gov

Chelan Douglas Public Health           www.cdhd.wa.gov  air quality and other smoke information

 

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