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WSU community warned about hot, smoky conditions

PULLMAN, Wash. – Wildfire smoke and heat are combining to make it unhealthy to be outdoors and, in particular, to exercise outdoors, according to Washington State University Environmental Health & Safety.

According to the unit:

* Everyone should avoid outdoor exercise.

* People with asthma, respiratory infection, diabetes, lung or heart disease and those who have had a stroke should stay indoors.

* Infants, children, pregnant women and adults over age 65 should also stay indoors.

* Temperatures nearing 100 degrees mean faculty, staff and students should watch for signs of heat stress when outdoors.

For more information about heat stress, see

For more information about smoke, see .

Contact Environmental Health & Safety with questions at 509-335-3041.

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