Wildfire Smoke 10x More Dangerous Than Typical PM2.5, Study Shows

Current air regulations treat all PM2.5 air pollution as equally dangerous. But recent research suggests particulate matter in wildfire smoke is significantly more toxic than it is in typical outdoor ambient air pollution. Wildfire smoke may be far more dangerous than current air quality indexes indicate. Wildfire Smoke: Why PM2.5 … Read more

Current Seattle Air Quality (2021 Wildfire Live Readings)

Seattle air quality exceeded the WHO annual limits on about 1/6 of days from 2020 to 2021. Seattle air quality averaged nearly over 18 times the daily recommended limit of dangerous PM 2.5 pollutants on its worse day in 2020. Seattle’s air quality worsened to these dangerous levels largely due … Read more

Current Toronto Air Quality (2021 Wildfire Live Readings)

Toronto air quality exceeded the WHO annual limits on nearly a quarter of days from 2020 to 2021. Due to wildfire smoke from wildfires out west, Toronto air quality averaged nearly six times the daily recommended limit of dangerous PM 2.5 pollutants on its worse day in 2021. Current Air … Read more

How to protect yourself from wildfire smoke

3 Tips to Protect Yourself From Wildfire Smoke

Wildfires create a serious amount of smoke and air pollution. Wildfire smoke can cause short and long-term health impacts. That’s why it’s important to know how to protect yourself from wildfire smoke. Wildfire smoke is a form of air pollution. It contains dangerous VOC gases and small particles (PM2.5) that … Read more

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