Wildfire Smoke

At this point in time, Canadian wildfires are causing poor air quality conditions across much of the eastern United States. During wildfires, air quality drastically worsens due to smoke from burning materials and chemicals. Particulate matter also known as PM2.5, which is associated with air pollution and wildfires, can be deposited deep into the respiratory tract inhibiting lung and cardiovascular function.

Visit www.AirNow.gov from the US Environmental Protection Agency to check your local air quality index measures.

View AgriSafe’s guide on protecting yourself against wildfire health threats here.

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