Smoke turns Adams air quality “unhealthy;” recommendations are to limit outdoor activities.

The U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) has labeled the air quality in Adams County as “unhealthy” as a result of smoke from the many forest fires currently burning in Canada. Recent weather patterns have pushed the smoke from the fires south into the United States.

The EPA recommends that everyone keep outdoor activities light and short and go indoors if they have symptoms.

The EPA recommends that sensitive (at-risk) groups, including people with heart or lung disease, older adults, children, pregnant people, and people who spend a lot of time outdoors, should consider moving all activities indoors.

Featured image caption: Red squares and triangles indicate areas with unhealthy air quality. Source:

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