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Smoky Day Preventive Measures

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The following are tips to minimize respiratory discomfort on days of heavy smoke pollution:

  • Avoid outdoor activities as much as possible.
  • If your child has asthma, please begin his/her respiratory treatment if symptoms such as coughing and/or difficulty breathing appear. Notify your physician immediately. 
  • Change your air-conditioning filters.
  • Avoid outdoor sports during this time since respiratory efforts increase with physical exertion.
  • Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water.
  • If you are able to smell the smoke inside your home, wet towels and place them at the base of doors that lead to the exterior of the house.