Air quality in the Portland metro area remains 'unhealthy'

Air quality in the Portland metro area remains 'unhealthy'

The Wildfire Service said the smoke in the Kamloops Fire Centre made it hard to see new fires on the weekend and limited its use of aircraft to fight the blazes.

Benenati said along with the app, there are additional resources on DEQ's website if you're looking for more information. "People with pre-existing health conditions, the elderly, infants, children and sensitive individuals are more likely to experience health effects from smoke exposure".

"I went biking yesterday, and I really felt it in my lungs, and I was really headachy and like, lethargic", Simon said Monday.

The afternoon camp for older players was cancelled, however, because the focus is on team training, fitness and agility.

Benenati said yellow emojis can be concerning to people who have asthma.

As of 1:00 p.m. Sunday, air quality monitors in Yakima, Toppenish, Sunnyside and White Swan reported air quality as "very unhealthy", with each site reporting dangerously high levels of ultrafine "PM 2.5" particulate pollution.

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Areas such as Squamish, Whistler, Nanaimo/Parksville and Castlegar also have a 10-plus air-quality rating.

Meanwhile, thousands of kilometres to the southeast, 4,500 residents of Kimberley, B.C., have been on an evacuation alert since Thursday as smoke continues to descend on the East Kootenay region.

The air quality in parts of Seattle is now worse than Beijing, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Poor conditions are expected to last through Wednesday. "Places like shopping malls, community centres, swimming pools", she said.

At home, a portable air cleaner can reduce small particle concentrations by 40 to 80 per cent, according to studies cited by Vancouver Coastal Health spokesperson Tiffany Akins.

At 7:30 a.m., eight monitoring sites across the state registered good air quality, one as close as Kennewick.

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