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 http://ehs.wsu.edu/ohs/OutdoorHeatStressProg.html.
For more information about smoke, see http://ehs.wsu.edu/ph/wildfiresmoke.html .
Contact Environmental Health & Safety with questions at 509-335-3041.