June 7, 2023 by Wes Kilgore, Well Beings
A series of devastating wildfires have engulfed vast areas of Canada, unleashing a hazardous combination of smoke and ash that is significantly impacting air quality across the United States. With millions of Americans grappling with the effects of this ecological crisis, WellBeings.org is committed to providing in-depth analysis, expert insights, and the latest news to keep you informed about the causes, consequences, and efforts to mitigate this environmental emergency. Here is a list of resources from PBS Newshour, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Weather Service (NWS) to help you navigate the far-reaching impacts of the wildfires on public health and the environment.
Air Quality Resources
How to Stay Safe When the Air Outside is Toxic (PBS NewsHour)
Air Quality Index (EPA)
Air Quality Safety (NWS)
You should also check your local health department’s website for region-specific guidance on dealing with poor air quality from the wildfires. They can provide information on health risks, evacuation procedures, and protective measures for vulnerable populations.