Oregon DEQ issues air quality advisory in the region.

Updated 8/21 at 9:55 a.m.

Due to ground level smoke blowing in from wild fires to our north, air quality in northwestern Oregon is unhealthy for all groups. This situation is expected to remain this way for the next 36 to 48 hours. A coastal flow beginning on Wednesday afternoon is expected to bring relief however, with the smoke moving out towards the end of the week.

Clackamas County Public Health, and Risk Management advise staff to minimize outdoor time (with this being particularly important for those with respiratory or heart conditions), and to refrain from strenuous outdoor exercise if possible. As a reminder, masks generally do not help reduce smoke exposure unless they have been professionally fitted to the wearer. For those travelling throughout region by car, setting your vehicle’s air intake to recycle will help minimize exposure.

Find out more from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

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