Catastrophic Air Quality
The forest fires have caused dangerous air pollution which can harm anyone including healthy people, but especially children, teens, people with asthma, COPD and other lung diseases, anyone over 65, has diabetes, high blood pressure, or has suffered a heart attack or stroke.
Exposure to poor air quality can lead to both short-term and long-term health problems.
What to do
- Follow the Air Quality Index at AirNow.gov website.
- Healthy air quality index should be less than 50.
- Stay indoors as much as you can if the index is greater than 50.
- Keep your windows closed.
- When driving in your vehicle recycle the air.
What not to do
- Exercise outdoors
- Gardening or yard work
About This Blog
Ready to take charge of your health? Join the conversation with our team of wellness experts. Get tips on prevention, exercise and strategies for a healthier you!