Wednesday, September 9, 2020

How to keep your indoor air clean | Cómo mantener limpio el aire en casa

How to keep your indoor air clean (English)

As wildfire smoke continues to impact many Oregonians, it’s important to stay indoors and keep the indoor air quality as clean as possible. 

** Información en español después de la información en inglés **

How to keep your indoor air clean:
  • If you have an air conditioning unit, run it with the fresh-air intake closed and make sure the filter is clean.
  • Run a HEPA air purifier or learn how to make your own clean air fan in this easy to follow Do-It-Yourself (DIY) clean air fan instructional video, available in English, Spanish and Korean. The videos are courtesy of the Washington Department of Ecology.
  • Additional written instructions and a materials list is available in this DIY Air Filter Fact Sheet. Please never leave your DIY clean air fan running unattended as there is an increased risk for the fan motor to overheat, which could cause a fire.
Learn even more about what you can do to reduce the health effects of wildfire smoke by visiting the Oregon Health Authorities’ Wildfire and Smoke webpage.


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Cómo mantener limpio el aire en casa (español)

Debido a que el humo de los incendios forestales sigue afectando a muchos habitantes de Oregón, es importante permanecer en casa y mantener el aire lo más limpio posible.

Cómo mantener limpio el aire en casa:
Aprenda más sobre lo que puede hacer para reducir los efectos en la salud del humo de los incendios forestales visitando la página web de Wildfire and Smoke de las autoridades sanitarias de Oregón.