Air Quality Safety

Stay Safe

Wildfire and smoky skiesWildfires can cause smoky skies and decreased air quality, which can lead to:

  • Coughing
  • Watery and itchy eyes
  • Difficulty breathing
  • And other symptoms

While anyone can experience these signs, some populations are at higher risk, including:

  • The very young
  • The elderly
  • Pregnant women
  • People who smoke
  • And those with respiratory conditions

Anyone experiencing severe symptoms should seek medical attention.

Protect Your FamilyFather and daughter drawing indoors

To protect your loved ones during wildfires, be sure to limit outdoor activities, especially for children, the elderly, and those with pre-existing respiratory conditions.

And remember to:

  • Keep doors and windows closed as much as possible in buildings and vehicles.
  • Avoid using non-HEPA paper face mask filters, which cannot filter extra fine particulates.
  • Check or replace air conditioner filters.
  • Use the air conditioner on the recirculate setting.

If you have trouble breathing, seek medical assistance or call your primary care provider.