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Posted on: August 18, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Air Quality Alert: Wildfire Smoke


Air pollution is forecasted to increase due to wildfire smoke, and may cause health problems. Check the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency’s website for the most recent conditions. 

Wildfire smoke can cause a range of health problems:

  • Asthma attack
  • Trouble breathing
  • Coughing
  • Stinging eyes
  • Irritated sinuses
  • Headaches
  • Chest pain
  • Fast heartbeat

As always, check with your health care provider for more specific questions and concerns. 

For more information on ways to reduce your exposure, see the Washington Department of Health’s tips as well as preparedness resources from King County.

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