How to protect yourself from wildfire smoke

If wildfire smoke begins to impact your community, there are a few things you can do to keep yourself healthy and safe.

The AQI measures the density of five major air pollutants: carbon  monoxide, ground-level ozone, nitrogen dioxide, particulates, and sulfur  dioxide.

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Close Windows and Doors

Shutting off your home from outside air is one of the most effective ways to keep indoor air quality safe.

Avoid Going Outdoors

Work from home if you can, or drive/take public transportation to work instead of walking to minimize time outdoors.

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If you have to go outside, wear a suitable mask or respirator to protect yourself from harmful gases and airborne particles.

Wear a Mask or Respirator


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