The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Pam Hanna RN
Jefferson County Public Health Supervisor 

Protect Yourself From Wildfire Smoke


One of the things I love most about Montana is its big, blue skies and fresh air. I have been looking forward to being outside and enjoying some summertime activities. Unfortunately, Montana is experiencing a very hot, dry summer. With the heat and drought have come wildfires. As they increase here and in surrounding states, we are experiencing an increase in wildfire smoke. As our skies turn from blue to gray, it is important to understand the risks associated with wildfire season and plan for ways to stay healthy.

Smoke is unhealthy for everyone. Most healthy adults will recover from smok...

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