Air Quality

Poor air quality, view from Bull Mountain, August 2020Keep an eye on the air quality index in your area so you can adjust your activities to protect your health. More resources, including how to make a box fan air filter, are on this flier in English and Spanish.

The air around us affects our health and well-being. Some of the contributors to poor air quality in Washington County include emissions from diesel construction equipment and on-road vehicles, ground-level ozone (the main part of smog), wood stoves during winter months, and wildfire smoke during summer months.

Everyone is affected by poor air quality, but some people are impacted even more. This includes children and infants, people who are pregnant, people with existing heart and lung conditions, people that work outdoors, and older adults especially those over the age of 65.

There are steps you can take to protect you and your family’s health when the air quality is poor. Visit the topic pages to learn what to watch out for and actions you can take.

Wood Burning and Air Quality Rules
Open Burning
Wood Stove Exchange Program