The still ravaging wildfires in Northern California have already destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses. The devastation has resulted in the worst air quality California has ever experienced and the smoky haze has spread over a hundred miles away from the site of the wildfires. Unfortunately, the smoke is hazardous and can have lasting health affects on anyone exposed to it- especially for children, pregnant women, the elderly, and those who already have compromised immune systems and asthma. It’s best to get away from the smoky conditions, but that is not always an option. The second best thing to do is to minimize exposure to the outdoor air until air quality improves and protect your health as best as possible.
Under times of stress, your body requires more nutrients to stay healthy and keep going. Thus, it’s extremely important to eat nutrient-dense foods, stay hydrated, practice self-care, and minimize activities and foods that will cause additional stress on your body. I created the infographic below as a quick summary of all the ways you can improve indoor air quality and maintain your health during exposure to the wildfire smoke (or any pollutant conditions) that has spread all over the San Francisco Bay Area.
Please share this infographic with anyone who may benefit from this information as wildfires are ravaging all across California and the North West.