MDAQMD offers tips to reduce smoke exposure

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Smoke and ash from wildfires contain tiny particles known as particulate matter. These particles harm the lungs and heart, and can cause coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest pain and nausea. The best protection against wildfire smoke is to stay indoors as much as possible when smoke is present. The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District has prepared a series of guides to help residents reduce their risk of exposure to wildfire smoke. These informational sheets cover topics such as minimizing sources of indoor air pollution; how to make your own High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter; and how to choose and use an air purifier in your home.

View and download the guides at

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