Smoke Ready Week: Preparing for wildfire smoke season

Graphic showing wildfire smoke with the words "What's in SMoke. What are the sources?"

Today marks the start of #SmokeReady Week, and we’re focusing on the question “What’s in smoke and what are the sources?”

Smoke from wildfires, prescribed burns, wood stoves, and other household sources contains a mixture of harmful substances like particulate matter, carbon monoxide, and volatile organic compounds. These pollutants can have negative impacts on our health and the environment.

As we gear up for wildfire season in the Pacific Northwest, let’s prepare ourselves by understanding the dangers of smoke and the sources that contribute to it. Together, we can help our communities be #SmokeReady.

See more about wildfire smoke and what you can do at Wildfire Smoke – ORCAA


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