Published on March 27, 2012

Health Recommendations for Wildfire Smoke

Smoke from wildfires can cause problems for those with respiratory and cardiac disease as well as the very young and elderly.

Most symptoms are short-term and resolve as smoke dissipates.

For vulnerable populations in smoky areas, general recommendations are:

  • Make sure you have taken your medications as prescribed
  • Stay indoors
  • Limit exercise
  • Consider leaving the area if smoke is making you sick.

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