Wildfire Safety Tips For Staying Safe in Hazy and Smoky Air in Eugene?
Wildfires generally occur in Oregon from mid-May to mid-September; however, the National Interagency Fire Center forecasts an “above normal potential” from central to southwest Oregon in July and all of the Pacific Northwest regions in August this year. Our North Eugene and Northwest Lane County team offers these tips from the Oregon Health Authority for limiting exposure to smoke and hazy air:
- Limit your exposure to wildfire smoke
- Reduce time spent outdoors as this can usually provide some protection, especially in a tightly closed, air-conditioned house. Set your air conditioner to recycle or recirculate when at home or in your car to limit exposure.
- Reduce the time you engage in vigorous outdoor activity to lower the amount of smoke you breathe and minimize health risks during a smoke event.
- Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water
- Reduce other sources of indoor smoke and dust. These can be burning cigarettes, candles, gas, propane and wood, stoves and furnaces, and vacuuming.
- Check current air quality conditions. Go to the Oregon Smoke Information website to find the current air quality.
- If you have heart or lung disease or respiratory illnesses such as asthma, follow your health care provider’s advice about the prevention and treatment of symptoms
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