Air Quality in smoke impacted regions of Klickitat may be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. Air quality is generally at the poorest in the morning and evening period of the day. Smoke advisories provide generalized regional information only.
Individuals may have breathing problems or have worsened symptoms of existing asthma or lung disease. Sensitive groups include people with heart or lung disease, asthma, diabetes, infants, children, older adults, pregnant women, or those who have had a stroke. These people should limit time spent outdoors. Excessive heat may make these conditions worse.
Adverse symptoms may include dizziness, headache, difficulty breathing, coughing, excessive phlegm, and nausea. The Washington Department of Ecology has issued an excessive heat warning through 8:00PM Thursday which can increase the effects of poor air quality. For specific medical advice please contact your health care provider.
More information is available concerning air quality and current fire conditions at the following websites: