Fire officials are expecting wildfire and smoke activity to continue and increase throughout parts of Alaska. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases. The best thing you can do is limit your exposure to smoke and call your health care provider if your symptoms get worse. Visit the state wildlife smoke webpage for more information: dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/eph/Pages/wildfire/default.aspx
For recent DEC air quality advisories:
DEC also maintains an air quality index in some communities:
Below is a chart for assessing air quality by visibility, click here for the full PDF which includes more information.