- Check local air quality at Airnow.gov or on mobile devices weather apps. You may need to scroll down
- If air qualify has an unhealthy rating,
- Limit exposure to outdoor air
- Limit indoor pollution: avoid running the vacuum cleaner, frying food, burning candles
- If possible—set up a clean room indoors with a HEPA filter
- Face Mask info: best option is to stay indoors
- Need N100 or N95. (Surgical masks or other types will not offer protection)
- No masks on the market that fit kids—only adults
- You need to get a tight seal around the nose and chin. Facial hair will impede the fit. With a proper fit, it will be a little hard to breathe.
Read this Washington Post article about the health impacts of wildfire smoke and steps you can take to reduce those impacts.