Wildfire Smoke Is Here to Stay. Here’s How to Clean the Air Inside Your Home.
The standard advice is to stay inside when heavy smoke is in the air. But the smoke can get into your house or apartment. So you might want to consider investing in equipment to clean the air inside your home, especially with climate change likely to continue escalating the scope and intensity of the fires.
What masks best against wildfire smoke?
Simple dust or surgical masks do not offer adequate protection. Health officials recommend “N95” respirators or “P100” masks.
Air quality now good in King County
National Weather Service predicts that the Puget Sound region will see some improvement in air quality today, especially along the coast.
Air to remain unhealthy; stay indoors – health officials
Until we get better air quality, stay indoors with windows closed if you can find somewhere cool, health officials say.
Region’s air ‘unhealthy’ for sensitive groups due to wildfire smoke – officials
Smoke levels are now mostly UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS across the Puget Sound region – Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
Wildfire smoke threatening health of many
Children, older people and those with respiratory illnesses such as asthma and COPD are particularly at risk of smoke-related health problems.
How to protect your children from wildfire smoke
Due to summer wildfires, children living on the West Coast have been breathing some of the most polluted air on record.