Air quality at 'unhealthy' level for Portland metro area due to wildfires

You can also take a look at the current air quality index, calculated by the DEQ and the Oregon Health Authority. Air pollution is increasing in Snohomish, King, Pierce and Kitsap counties due to wildfire smoke and may cause health problems.

At 12:27 pm today (Tuesday, August 14), the National Weather Service issued an Air Quality Advisory, which is in effect until noon tomorrow (Wednesday, August 15).

With over 600 wildfires blazing across the province and over 30 on Vancouver Island alone, nearly all of southern BC can is now privy to some of the effects of the flames.

Exposure can cause chest pain, a fast heartbeat or wheezing or bring on an asthma attack. AQI measures how many particles are in the air.

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Nigeria's hope for goals rests on Rasheedat Ajibade, who scored the country's victor against Haiti from the spot in the last game. Supported by Anam Imo, Chidinma Okeke and Peace Efih, Ajibade is expected to lead the team to a sublime performance.

Widespread haze and areas with substantial smoke are forecast for the Tri-Cities through the end of the alert.

Close windows in your home, if possible, and keep the indoor air clean.

In addition to being more reliable, the new site also includes meteorological data, downloadable historical data and analysis tools, and information from the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency. Winds tomorrow afternoon could help clean the air. A high pressure system is pushing upper-level wildfire smoke down.

If you have lung disease (including asthma) or heart disease, closely monitor your health and contact your doctor if you have symptoms that worsen. Parents should seek emergency care for their children if they experience real difficulty breathing or a change in their level of consciousness. Even healthy adults can be affected by smoke.

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