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By Sarah Coefield
Missoula City-County Health Department Air Quality Specialist 

Tips for staying healthy this wildfire season

The County Voice - Wildfire Smoke Ready Week

 


It’s Wildfire Smoke Ready Week and we’ve already had our first taste of what looks to be a long wildfire season. As I wrote last week, wildfire smoke is bad for everyone and it comes inside. Fortunately, there are simple steps we can all do to protect our indoor spaces and reduce our exposure outside!

Homes and small businesses:

Forced air for heating:

1. Close doors and windows.

2. Install the highest efficiency filter your system can use (preferably MERV 13 or better, but MERV 11 or 12 will work).

3. Turn on the fan and keep it on while you are cleaning the indoor air.

4. Have extra...



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