New EPA Webpages to Help You Protect Your Family from Wildfire Smoke Indoors

Jun 04, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Indoor Environments Division is pleased to announce the availability of two new webpages with information to help you protect your family from wildfire smoke indoors:

If you live in an area where the wildfire risk is high, being prepared for fire season is especially important for the health of children, older adults, and people with heart or lung disease. Visit these webpages to learn about—

  • How to adjust your heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system or air conditioner to keep smoke out.
  • What to look for in a portable air cleaner or high-efficiency HVAC filter.
  • How to set up a clean room in case you need to stay indoors at home during periods of heavy smoke.
  • What you can do to avoid creating fine particles indoors if you are affected by wildfire smoke.

To learn more about protecting your indoor air and health, visit www.epa.gov/iaq.

For current fire conditions and additional resources on wildfires and smoke, visit the AirNow Fires: Current Conditions page.


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Michelle Shapiro is a communication specialist for the Environmental Health & Disability team at NACCHO.

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