|Cameron Peak Fire, 2020. Image Credit: Inciweb|
Today is the first day of Air Quality Awareness Week and the topic is wildfires and smoke. In 2020, the NFRMPO region learned all to well about the air quality impacts of wildfires. Smoke from wildfires can cause unhealthy air in nearby and faraway locations. The particles in smoke can cause a range of health impacts, from relatively minor symptoms such as eye and respiratory tract irritation, to serious impacts such as exacerbation of asthma and heart failure, and even premature death.
Learn more at https://www.airnow.gov/aqaw/wildfires-smoke/, including how to set up a clean room to protect yourself during wildfire events and how to find smoke forecasts.