FAQ

How can I keep indoor air clean during wildfires?
When there is heavy smoke outside, one of the best things you can do is get out of the smoke. If you can’t leave the area until air quality gets better, this often means going indoors. There are a few things you can do keep your indoor air as clean as possible. 

The most effective ways people can protect themselves is to limit exposure. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re considering a mask. 

See guidance on what to do when your traveling. 

How can I clear my home when smoke finally clears?
If air quality does improve in your area here are some things to do while you have the chance.

When air quality in the Rogue Valley is unhealthy, we tend to hear the following question a lot: Why is that one monitor green? There is a simple reason the monitors are different colors. They're measuring different pollutants. 

Where can I find the latest information?
Sign up to receive advisories from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, or check current conditions on DEQ's Air Quality Index, the Fire and Air Quality Map, or the free OregonAir smartphone app.


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