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Animal owners should be aware of wildfire smoke hazards
August 4, 2017

wildfire smoke in skylineBy Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine recommends that animal owners be aware that wildfire smoke advisories, issued by county and municipal health districts for people, apply to animals, too.

Grape vines exposed to smoke to test taint from wildfires
August 16, 2016

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Wine grapes may appear fine after a harsh wildfire season. But if grapes have smoke taint, the finished wine may taste and smell awful – an unpleasant surprise for growers and wine lovers alike.

WSU lab provides critical air quality forecasting tool
September 2, 2015

AIRPACT-forecast-smallPULLMAN, Wash. – As wildfire smoke covers the Northwest this summer, residents have turned to local, state and federal agencies for up-to-date air quality information. A sophisticated tool developed by Washington State University is a key piece in providing critical air quality forecasts.

‘Very unhealthy’ smoke over the Palouse – where it came from
August 26, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – The thick, gray veil of smoke draped over the Palouse that ratcheted up the smoke advisory to “very unhealthy” appears to have drifted from a cluster of wildfires burning in the Clearwater region of Idaho, according to a Washington State University meteorologist.

Owners reminded to protect animals from wildfire smoke
August 26, 2015

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

Dog-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine advises animal owners that wildfire smoke warnings apply to animals, too.

Take precautions as needed with wildfire smoke
August 18, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. – Employees are reminded that air quality in various Washington State University locations statewide could be impacted by environmental conditions and smoke from wildfires.

Poor outdoor air quality calls for precautions
September 16, 2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – Smoke has made the air unhealthy for sensitive groups – including infants, children, adults older than 65, pregnant women, people who have had a stroke and those with heart or lung disease, asthma or diabetes.

WSU community warned about hot, smoky conditions
August 11, 2014

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.