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I had smoke from forest fire cover the city before, but this time it is bad. It also causes a big drop in temperature.

 

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It's bad here in Folsom, CA (Just East of Sacramento). I'm just staying inside, and can still smell it. When it's over I'll need to change the HVAC filters 6 months early.

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Inhaling even a small amount of the smoke can cause long term respiratory problems.

Just Google common respiratory illnesses of firefighters and you will see a list. Going outside in the smoke will get you any one of those illnesses.

It just doesn't manifest itself until the damage to the lungs is permanent.

Keep everyone inside and start changing filters. Get them delivered if possible and if you can manage it, get an air purifier that is HEPA rated. It has a chemical filter and a paper element one. The chemical will help with chemicals that were burned as property during the fires and the paper removes the particulates.

Smoke of this type can trigger asthma, allergies, and shock. Children and pets are most vulnerable because of their heart rate and metabolism. Any chemicals or excessive carbon monoxide will harm them.

Look for symptoms. Headaches and nausea for starters. But consult your doctor for other possible symptoms.

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1 hour ago, SteelRain_Rifleman said:

Inhaling even a small amount of the smoke can cause long term respiratory problems.

Another incentive to just wear the mask.

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2 hours ago, CaptnAndy said:

It's bad here in Folsom, CA (Just East of Sacramento). I'm just staying inside, and can still smell it. When it's over I'll need to change the HVAC filters 6 months early.

Change your car's AC filter as well.

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Its smokey here in Alberta too the CTV in Calgary said it supposed o be clear tomorrow as wind from the pacific comes in, I hope so, America has the fires so they need to keep the smoke down there, I've been coughing all day

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I went camping, that smoke travelled far to the North. When I went high up in the mountains, it was there, higher than the clouds.

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