How to keep indoor air clean on smoky days

On most days, our homes provide a refuge, sheltering us from the elements. But, what our homes are not so good at is maintaining clean indoor air, especially during wildfire smoke events.

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Hazy Days Are Here Again

Wildfire smoke has returned to Western Washington. When air quality is at unhealthy levels, stay inside and avoid outdoor activity as much as possible. We’ve got tips for keeping indoor clean.

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Get Ready for Wildfire Smoke Season

Now is the time to get ready for smoke season, especially taking steps to protect your health. Learn what you may need in your home, what to plan for at work, and when to talk to your healthcare provider about smoke exposure.

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How Smoke from Forest Fires Affects Your Health

This article was originally posted on Right as Rain, the blog by UW Medicine.  BY VANESSA RAYMOND If you lived in the Pacific Northwest last summer, you already know what it’s like when forest fire smoke becomes a part of your day to day. There’s that whole weird apocalyptic feeling, but what about its health effects? […]

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Air quality and health update

From Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) and the health departments of Snohomish, King, Pierce and Kitsap counties,  who are committed to providing residents with health information to make decisions for their families: Yesterday, smoke was high up in the air, leaving our ground-level air cleaner than it looked. But pollution levels on the ground […]

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Hazy days: wildfire smoke and your health

NOTE: This posting first appeared on our blog in early August of 2017. The health information is still relevant anytime the air quality is declared unhealthy due to wildfire smoke. Wildfires from British Columbia have resulted in poor air quality here in the Puget Sound, as anyone who takes a look out the window can […]

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