Indoor Air Quality, COVID-19, and Wildfire Smoke

As more parts of the world are being forced to deal with wildfire smoke and COVID-19 simultaneously, it is important to discuss how these health threats interact, and how to maintain good indoor air quality (IAQ) in the face of these dual disasters.

How to Create a Wildfire Smoke-Free Space

Wildfires can significantly affect air quality, both outdoors and indoors. As the wildfire season approaches, it’s crucial to prepare and protect yourself and your loved ones from the harmful effects of its smoke

Human Exposure to Wildfires Has More than Doubled in Two Decades – Who is at Risk Might Surprise You

Over the past two decades, a staggering 21.8 million Americans found themselves living within 3 miles (5 kilometers) of a large wildfire. Most of those residents would have had to evacuate, and many would have been exposed to smoke and emotional trauma from the fire. This article was originally published on July 3, 2023 in the Conversation US. Authored by Mojtaba Sadegh. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.

Reading Between the AQI Lines

We need a clear understanding of the EPA’s Air Quality Index or AQI. Wildfires may not be at the door, but the smoke can sail thousands of miles, contaminating your air. You will want to get into action and this post guides you on what to look out for and when to start your wildfire smoke precautions.