DEQ Air Quality Reports and Visibility Index Help Gauge Exposure

Recent wildfires across the state have sparked concerns about the health impacts from the large volume of smoke and soot produced by these fires. During the summer wildfire season, residents often wonder how to protect themselves and their families from the negative impacts of smoke and if the air is safe to breathe. Below are some facts about wildfire smoke along with resources to help residents assess their risk and safeguard their health.

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Ozone and Summer Air Quality

In addition to ozone, summer air quality can also be impacted by levels of particulate matter generated by wildfires. To learn more about smoke impacts and use the tools scientists use to track wildfire smoke visit the links below.