Health officials urge you to protect yourself against smoke

ROGUE VALLEY, ORe. —Air quality in the Rogue Valley is at an unhealthy level due to wildfire smoke. But doctors say there are things you can do to protect yourself.

Children, older adults, and people with preexisting health conditions are the most at risk.

Dr. Flack with Asante Urgent Care, says to be mindful of the air quality index before you step outside. Remember to clean out your air filter, it can help filter out smoke particulates.

“If people are exposed to any type of carcinogen which smoke has or any harmful particulates for any degree of time, those things can have detrimental effects,” said Dr. Flack.

Dr. Flack says to get creative, if you want to exercise, do it indoors. It’s best to limit your time outdoors in these conditions.

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