Air quality dangerous in Douglas County as wildfire smoke rolls in

Doctors say that if you don’t have to be outside, don’t be.

Posted: Aug 6, 2018 10:51 AM

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Winds are driving more wildfire smoke into Oregon, and air quality is considered dangerous in many areas, including Douglas County.

Doctors say that if you don’t have to be outside, don’t be.

“The best thing you can do to protect yourself when the air quality index is very poor is just to stay inside,” Dr. Mark Bradford with Providence Pulmonology said. “If you can stay inside, the inside of your house will reduce that particulate level by a third to a half.”

If you're looking for a mask to wear outside with the air quality so poor, doctors recommend buying N-95 masks specifically.

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