WILDFIRE SMOKE precautions

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PROTECT YOURSELF FROM WILDFIRE SMOKE BY LIMITING YOUR EXPOSURE

As wildfires increasingly impact our lives, their threat extends beyond immediate destruction, reaching into the very air we breathe. Wildfire smoke, rich in microscopic particulates, infiltrates our living and working spaces, presenting a looming health hazard. Yet, with knowledge and proactive steps, we can guard ourselves and foster a clean, healthy indoor environment.

No smoke is safe to inhale

Smoke, in all its forms, is more than just a nuisance to our eyes and a tickle in our throats. Whether it’s from a wildfire, a cozy fireplace, or even a seemingly harmless candle, the reality is that there’s no such thing as ‘safe’ smoke.

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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.

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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.

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PREPARING FOR WILDFIRE SMOKE

Your first line of defense against wildfire smoke is staying in the know. Reliable sources such as local news, weather apps, or dedicated websites offer real-time updates on wildfires and air quality indexes. This critical information allows you to plan your activities and adjust your daily routines when smoke reaches hazardous levels.

Want to understand the Air Quality Index better? Check out our blog post with downloadable PDFs and charts.

FROM A PROJECT TO A PRODUCT

We are a social startup aiming to manufacture a low-cost, high-performance air purifier inspired by the Corsi-Rosenthal Box. Our journey began once we started making our CR boxes and wondered why there wasn't a comparable product available on the market. Check out our blog post that describes, the people, events, and movement that have shaped our company.

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“I must fight with all my strength so that the little positive things that my health allows me to do might be pointed toward helping the revolution. The only real reason for living.”

FRIDA KAHLO