Wild Fire Smoke - What you should know - June 9, 2023
Recent air quality issues stemming from the Canadian wildfires are less common in our part of the country. Still, they can pose a significant health risk, especially for those working outdoors.
Below are national resources for air quality monitoring, resources to explain proven methods for protecting you and your staff from air quality issues related to wildfires developed by our sister centers on the west coast, and from the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Health. If you have a resource you trust that could help others in NY, email us at email@example.com.
Wildfire smoke resources from our partners at The The Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety: aghealth.ucdavis.edu/wildfires
Realtime Air Quality Data by Zip-Code: www.airnow.gov
General information about wild fire smoke from NIOSH: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/firefighting/wffsmoke.html
New York Department of Environmental Conservation: https://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/aqi/aqi_info.cfm
New York Department of Health: https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/air_quality/