Outdoor smoke contains very small particles and gases, including carbon monoxide. These particles can get into your eyes and lungs where they can cause health problems. Main sources of outdoor smoke in Washington:
What health problems does smoke cause?
Who is especially sensitive to smoke?
Inhaling smoke is not good for anyone, even healthy people. People most likely to have health problems from breathing smoke include:
How can I tell if smoke is affecting the air quality in my community?
Source: Washington State Department of Health, www.doh.wa.gov