Poor air quality can result from presence of particulate matter due to wildfires
En general las recomendaciones son:
Permanecer en lugares cerrados y tener las ventanas y puertas cerradas
El uso de las mascaras puede ayudar en algo, pero no es mandatorio
Las personas que trabajan afuera – deben limitar la actividad física y tomar descansos si es posible.
Sensitive populations (which includes the elderly, infants and young children, people with lung diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or chronic bronchitis) should remain indoors.
Individuals with asthma: Poor air quality may trigger asthma attacks. Individuals with respiratory diseases: Follow physician’s recommendations and respiratory management plan. People in general should avoid strenuous activities and limit the amount of time they are active outdoors.
For people who work outdoors or need to be outside: Take more breaks indoors if possible Shorten the length and intensity of any physical activity. The most effective way to prevent breathing harmful particles from wildfire smoke is to stay indoors with windows and doors closed.
If an air conditioner is available, run it while keeping the fresh-air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent outdoor smoke from getting inside. When outdoor air quality is poor, do not use candles and fireplaces which could add to indoor air pollution.
Do not vacuum, because vacuuming stirs up particles already inside your home. Do not smoke tobacco or other products, because smoking puts even more pollution into the air. Do not rely on dust masks for protection.
Paper “comfort” or “dust” masks commonly found at hardware stores trap large particles, such as sawdust. These masks will not protect your lungs from smoke.
People who must be outside can have some protection from an N95 mask if worn properly. Actions to protect health on poor air quality days Poor air quality can result from presence of particulate matter due to wildfires Division of Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health Consumer, Environmental and Occupational Health Service Environmental and Occupational Health Surveillance Program