Did you know? You can use Purple Air or AIRNow to monitor the air quality outside. Purple Air Map provides crowd sourced real time updates, while AIRNow provides official air quality readings from the EPA.
Additional information about wildfire smoke awareness can be found here: https://ehs.stanford.edu/topic/general-workplace-safety/protection-from-wildfire-smoke.
In the events of wildfire smoke, you are encouraged to take the following steps to address your personal health and comfort:
- Curtail outdoor activities that are not essential or time sensitive. Please consult with your manager if you have questions or special health needs.
- For more susceptible populations including older adults, children, and those with pulmonary/respiratory conditions, minimize time spent outdoors.
- Limit strenuous outdoor activity where possible.
- When indoors, keep windows and doors closed.
- In vehicles, use air-recirculation mode.
- Drink plenty of water to help minimize potential irritation.
- Consult with your health care provider if you experience smoke-related health issues.