Scranton and Northeast U.S. are experiencing poor air quality currently. (Scranton Air Quality Index). Smoke from Canada’s fires has periodically engulfed the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic for more than a week, causing persistent poor air quality.
Breathing in smoke can affect you right away, causing coughing, trouble breathing, wheezing, asthma-attacks, stinging eyes, scratchy throat, runny nose, headaches, tiredness, chest-pain, fast heartbeat.
Keep yourself safe by:
- Restricting outdoor activities
- Keeping smoke outside
- Keep windows and doors closed as often as possible
- Choose a room you can close off from outside air
- Set up a portable air cleaner or a filter to keep the air in this room clean even when it’s smoky in the rest of the building and outdoors
- Reduce your smoke exposure by wearing a mask/respirator
- Seek medical help if you experience respiratory issues
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Last modified: June 7, 2023