What’s in wildfire smoke? A toxicologist explains the health risks
Smoke from wildfires contains thousands of compounds, including carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds, carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides.
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
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.