Health and Outdoor Activities

Smoke can affect anyone, regardless of age, fitness level or health condition.  Those most susceptible include older adults, young children, women who are pregnant, and people with heart or lung disease and asthma. The health impacts of smoke can vary depending on each person’s sensitivity level, the duration and rigor of outdoor (physical) activity, as well as how long a community or region is impacted by the smoke.

For more information on the health effects of wildfire smoke, visit the National Center for Environmental Health page.