When air pollution is present, postpone or limit outdoor activities until air quality is improved, especially if you have asthma or other lung or heart diseases. Search WTN data to find information (tables, charts and maps) on air quality and other related data, such as asthma, heart attacks, and cancer.
Why is outdoor air pollution data important?
Two of the six air pollutants monitored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are widespread pollutants in Washington State. These are fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ground-level ozone (ozone).
- PM2.5 is smaller than 1/30 the width of one piece of your hair. The particles are so small that they can be breathed deep into the lung and cause serious illness and sometimes death.
- Ozone, the main component of smog, can irritate and inflame the lungs and eventually change how well they work.
View the Data
To learn more about air quality, your health, and reducing exposure, visit our Outdoor Air Quality webpage. View current wildfire and smoke conditions.
Air Pollution and School Activities Guide (PDF)
Health of Washington State Report (PDF)
Surveillance Investigation of the Cardiopulmonary Health Effects of the 2012 Wildfires in North Central Washington State (PDF)
Air Now - Wildfires and Air Quality
Protect Yourself From Wildfire Smoke
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