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ClassicManeuver t1_jbr26f5 wrote



arcanepsyche t1_jbrf632 wrote

Like 10 of them. It was a period of about a week where all the smoke from Oregon and Washington fires (huge, huge fires) just stuck. No breeze at all, just thick smoke for miles. We were told not to even go outside.


lurkerfromstoneage t1_jbsbtrz wrote

Yeah and in addition to what other commentor said, last year 2022 Sept-Oct was basically TWO MONTHS of poor AQ too with some days being the worst AQ in the world as well. This 2020 photo is just one example of MANY years with BAD wildfire smoke air. 2018, 2017, 2015, 2013…. The list of years affected goes on…. I LOATHE wildfire season SO MUCH it truly is a hinge factor for me (aside from housing costs and mega dark minimal sun winters) for maybe not wanting to be here long term. For those of you here who aren’t aware, this is a very real problem and public health issue in WA/the US West. Breathing in PM2.5 fine particulates is extremely hazardous to your health. Smoke here makes you feel inflamed, fatigued, short of breath, eyes burn, coughing, cranky, sick…. Especially hard on asthma, elderly, children and pets. Businesses and schools close. It seeps in through every crack into your home. Air purifiers sell out. Really not good on many levels. Just FYI.