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Adams County Health Department issues air quality advisory

Monitors show air quality as Very Unhealthy to Hazardous throughout the state


Last updated 9/16/2020 at 1:16pm

Washington Air Quality Advisory

ADAMS COUNTY - The county health department issued the following public health advisory Sept. 14:

Air quality in Adams County, and throughout much of Central and Eastern Washington, is currently highly impacted by widespread smoke from wildfires. Monitors are showing Very Unhealthy to Hazardous air quality for most of the state. The smoke is not expected to clear in the near future.

Wildfire smoke is a mixture of gases and fine particles released when things burn. In addition to burning your eyes or nose, it can also be inhaled deep into your lungs. This makes it harder to breathe, may wor...

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