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Wildfire Smoke

For the last several years, Whitman County has experienced wildfire smoke that has led to poor air quality, including days of "unhealthy for sensitive groups" or "unhealthy for everyone" rankings.

Annual preparations for wildfire smoke impacts can help Whitman County residents mitigate the effects of wildfire smoke on their health and daily routines.

Health effects from smoke can vary greatly from person to person.

Smoke contains tiny particles that are bad for your lungs, heart, sinuses and other parts of your body. Those with underlying medical conditions like asthma feel them the most. But everybody should pay attention to their own health when smoke is in the air.

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