Smoke and Your Health
(Información en Español)
Washington State Department of Health
Exposure to wildfire smoke can cause health problems. Some symptoms include:
- burning eyes
- sore throat
- shortness of breath
- worsening of heart and lung conditions
- people with heart and lung disease
- people with respiratory infections
- people with diabetes
- infants and children
- pregnant women
- people over 65
How can I tell if smoke is affecting the air quality in my community.
- Check wildfire and smoke locations on the Washington Smoke Information blog.
- The Washington Air Quality Advisory graphic provides recommendations for the different color-coded air quality categories.
- EPA's "Smoke Sense" Get current and location-specific information about smoke, learn about health impacts, and participate in a citizen science project.
- EPA's AirNow" Get current and location-specific information about air pollution (PM2.5 and ozone).