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Air Quality Awareness Week 2021
Everyone deserves clean air. Learn what causes air pollution and what each of us can do to protect health and safety.
Smoky siege
A look back at the record-breaking wildfire smoke that hit Washington in September 2020.
Ecology launches new air quality monitoring site to prepare for smoke season
Our new air quality monitoring site promises to be faster, easier to use and more informative.
It's Wildfire Season:
Wildfire season is almost here. Learn how to get #SmokeReady2020 and protect yourself and your family from the health effects of wildfire smoke.
It’s Air Quality Awareness Week:
May 4-8 is the 14th annual Air Quality Awareness Week. This year’s theme is “Better Air, Better Health.”
Time to get Smoke Ready 

Despite the thunder and lightning earlier this week, we thankfully haven’t seen much smoke in Washington skies yet this year.

Monitoring air quality in Washington

Using continuous monitoring data, we can let you know when air pollution reaches unhealthy levels.

Getting the most out of your firewood

Take a moment to learn about temperature inversions, air quality burn bans, and how to get the most out of your fire while protecting your health.

Watching the water supply

Months of unusually warm and dry weather continue to put pressure on the state’s rivers and streams.

Wildfire smoke triggers report to EPA
In early September, dry conditions caused rapid fire growth, which filled the sky with dense smoke. This was bad news for air quality.

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