air quality

Smoke from the Canadian wildfires continues to affect our air quality.

Smoke can cause:

  • coughing
  • scratchy throat
  • irritated sinuses
  • shortness of breath
  • chest pain
  • headaches
  • stinging eyes
  • runny nose

Click HERE for the 6/27/2023 press release from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The best way to avoid wildfire smoke is to stay indoors.  Be sure to:

  • close windows and doors.
  • run air conditioning on recirculate.
  • if you do not have air conditioning, go to a cooling center (listed below).
  • use an indoor air purifier.

If you must spend time outdoors:

  • Check air quality conditions before leaving the house and throughout the day.
  • Avoid or limit exercising outdoors.
  • Consider wearing an N95 mask.

Revised 6.29.2023