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Wildfires bring health advisory for smoke

With wildfires still raging across the region – Idaho and Montana now have 18 large wildfires each – the Idaho departments of Health & Welfare and Environmental Quality have issued a health advisory for “potentially unhealthy and even hazardous air quality conditions from wildfire smoke.” In the advisory, the departments said, “There are currently multiple wildfires burning in Idaho and smoke from those fires can cause serious health problems. Parts of Valley and Custer counties have been especially hard hit due to the large fires burning in their areas.” The advisory includes tips on judging the level of hazard based on visibility, and guidelines for both healthy and sensitive people on when and how much to restrict activities when things get really bad. Read the whole thing here.




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