You burn it, you breathe it.
 

Everyone is at risk

- You, your family, your pets, your neighbors, your community

Wood Smoke Contains Harmful Substances

- Gases and tiny particulate matter (PM2.5)
- Benzene, Formaldehyde, Acrolein, Methane,  Acetaldehyde, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Wood Smoke Can Affect You

- During stagnant wind periods
- During wintertime inversions
- Air Quality Advisories
- Visibility Guide (PDF)
- Wildfires

Smoke can end up anywhere

- Indoors or outdoors
- Places where people play, work, and live

Limit Your Exposure

- Wood Smoke Health Impacts
- Stay indoors
- Keep away from smoky areas
- Switch to different heat sources when the air is bad
- Talk to your physician about any concerns

Staff Contact:

Steven Hoke
steven.hoke@alaska.gov
907-451-5172