As smoke travels through the air, exposure sun and interactions with other chemicals in the atmosphere can make it more toxic.
Creating a clean air space inside your home is likely your best option to get relief from wildfire smoke this season.
In Washington state, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz is pushing for a bill to establish a dedicated account to help prevent and fight wildfires.
The Washington Health Care Climate Alliance says it will bring its health care’s expertise and experience to help the state develop climate-smart policies.
We believe the EPA should follow the law, which requires a thorough review of the science underpinning air pollution standards.
Public Health – Seattle & King County and the Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility were also among the signatories.
Exposure to glyphosate — the main ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup — ups the risk of some cancers by more than 40%.
There are numerous harmful human health effects of climate change expected in our region, some of which we’re already experiencing, writes Jeff Duchin, MD.
Wildfire smoke contains toxic compounds can lead to lung irritation, cancer, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and even death.
During the first two years of a child’s life, lead exposure can affect the brain and result in learning, attention and social/emotional problems.
National Weather Service predicts that the Puget Sound region will see some improvement in air quality today, especially along the coast.
Until we get better air quality, stay indoors with windows closed if you can find somewhere cool, health officials say.
Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses are most at risk of serious health effects.
Officials at the Washington State Department of Health are adding 32 new rivers, lakes, and streams to their list of locations with fish consumption advisories.
Smoke levels are now mostly UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS across the Puget Sound region – Puget Sound Clean Air Agency