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With Wildfires Comes Added Risk: Smoke Exposure

AQI
       Air Quality Index (AQI)
Limit Your Exposure to Wildfire Smoke
One of the most important steps you can take to reduce wildfire smoke impact is to limit your exposure to bad air. Forecasts are predicting air quality will remain unhealthy or degrade further over the coming weeks.  

Jackson County Health has health recommendations for checking air quality when there is wildfire smoke.  

Risk Increases for Sensitive Groups
People who have heart or lung disease, older adults, children and pregnant or nursing mothers are more likely to be affected by health threats from smoke.  Smoke-sensitive groups should take additional preventative actions when outdoor smoke persists.  Children should take precautions by limiting outdoor sports activities and all smoke exposure as the AQI nears 100. 

Smokewise Ashland
To help address community health and economic concerns, the City of Ashland is working closely with the Ashland Chamber of Commerce and Asante Ashland Community Hospital to bring you SmokewiseAshland.  

Smoke and Health Brochure
Ashland Fire & Rescue has hard copies of smoke and health recommendations developed with Ashland Forest Resiliency, Asante Community Hospital and Jackson County Health. If you are unsure of what measures to take, please stop in and get a free copy.  

Please visit smokewiseashland.org for resources on where fires are burning and how to protect yourself and your family during smoky periods. 

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