How to protect your family from smoke:
? Continue to pay attention to local air quality reports, news coverage or health warnings related to smoke.
? Use common sense when outside conditions are smoky. Avoid outdoor activities. It is especially important to limit time spent outdoors for children and persons with existing medical conditions.
? Stay indoors and run your air conditioner and make sure your filter is clean. In commercial buildings keep the fresh air intake closed to prevent bringing additional smoke inside.
Note: If you do not have an air conditioner, staying inside with the windows closed may be dangerous in extremely hot weather. In these cases, seek alternative shelter with family or friends.
? Follow your doctor’s advice about taking medicines and following your asthma and cardiac management plans if you have asthma, lung or cardiac disease. Call your doctor if your symptoms worsen.