UW Emergency Management

August 3, 2017

Air Quality Questions? Resources below!

Wondering if it’s okay to be outside in the wildfire smoke in our region? UW Environmental Health & Safety have provided some information on their website here.

Wildfire smoke is not good for anybody, but it can cause extra problems for young children, adults over the age of 65, people with respiratory issues or lung disease, smokers, diabetics, and pregnant women. You may want to consider staying indoors as much as you can.

Here are a few additional resources Public Health Seattle King County has a Facebook Page. Also, for your weekend plans, you might have to skip the bbq unless you are using propane as there is currently a burn ban in effect for King County. You can check here for more information from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.