The consequences of California massive wildfires are being experienced in the areas far away from the fire zone. In the Sacramento region, both air quality and health experts are asking citizens to stay inside their houses till the smoke in the area settles down.
Member of the California Air Resources Board, Amy MacPherson said that citizens need to stay alert and stay ready for this. She further added that if you are able to smell it, then you’re probably inhaling it. Wildfire smoke is principally hazardous due to the particulate matter it transfers.
The health experts and California Air Resources Board are asking people to stay home in order to be safe from this bad air exposure. MacPherson said that people need to restrict the indoor activities that cause air pollution like burning candles, vacuuming, and smoking. MacPherson further added that in case of emergency outdoor activities people must wear a NIOSH-marked N95 mask. She said that the model of the N95 is properly tested. There are a number of counterfeits available in the market, one needs to be careful while buying one.