More than 400 active wildfires were reportedly blazing on June 6, triggering extensive air pollution alerts from Minnesota to Massachusetts. Many residents in metropolitan areas such as New York, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. were all affected by a blanket of orange smog in the air. The hazardous air quality also triggered the closures of parks and the cancellation of outdoor activities.
Young children, senior citizens and people who have heart and lung problems were being advised stay indoor until the air quality was improved. Many government authorities recommended to stay indoor and wear a high quality mask, such as a KN95 or N95, to help prevent breathing in hazardous smoke.
The blazing Canadian wildfires contain very tiny particulate matter (PM2.5), the tiniest pollutant but probably the most dangerous. When we inhale, it can travel deep into our lung tissue and enter our bloodstream. It is also linked to a number of health problems such as asthma, heart disease and other respiratory illnesses.
According to the EPA: "Wildfire smoke is comprised of a mixture of gaseous pollutants, hazardous air pollutants, water vapor, and particle pollution." https://www.epa.gov/wildfire-
Stay indoor is the first step.
Meanwhile, how can we protect our indoor spaces from the intrusion of PM2.5 if another Canadian wildfire breaks out like this magnitude?
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