Wildfire Smoke Raising Health Concerns in Fremont County
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(Fremont County, Wyo.) – According to a press release issued today by Fremont County Public Health, wild fire smoke settling into the valley this time of year may raise health concerns.
It is recommended that residents avoid heavy outdoor exercise while the air is thick with smoke. People with pre-existing heart and respiratory conditions such as allergies, asthma, and COPD are more susceptible to ill effects and should avoid the smoke if possible. Older adults and children should also do their best to avoid the smoke.
- Try to keep windows and doors closed.
- Keep the fresh-air intake closed and the filter clean if you run an air conditioner.
- Seek shelter elsewhere if you do not have an air conditioner and it is too warm to stay inside with the windows closed.
- When smoke levels are high, do not use anything that burns, such as candles, fireplaces or gas stoves.
- Do not vacuum, because it may stir up particles already in your home.
- Do not smoke, because smoking puts more pollution into the air.