Outdoor smoke contains very small particles and gases, including carbon monoxide. These particles can get into your eyes and lungs where they can cause health problems.
*Washington Smoke Information
*Washington's Air Monitoring Network
*Wildfire Smoke and Face Masks
*Improving Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality during Wildfire Smoke Events
*Wildfire Smoke & SCHOOL
COVID-19 and Wildfire SmokeThis wildfire season will be especially challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is concern about the health impacts of wildfire smoke overlapping with COVID-19 because both impact respiratory and immune systems. COVID-19 restrictions limit how we can reduce our exposure to wildfire smoke.
COVID-19: If you have COVID-19, breathing in wildfire smoke may make your symptoms worse. Wildfire smoke can make you more susceptible to respiratory infections, like COVID-19. Some symptoms including cough, sore throat, and difficulty breathing, are common to both wildfire smoke exposure and COVID-19. Experiencing both the COVID-19 pandemic and bad wildfire smoke may be especially hard on mental health.
Asotin County Health District is committed to being a trusted source of public health information by providing education, promoting health, preventing illness, and protecting the environment to help those who work, play, and live in Asotin County achieve their best health.