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PostTue Jul 27, 2021 6:24 am 
I am hitching up and getting out of it for a few days.

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PostTue Jul 27, 2021 7:51 am 
Last summer we had to wear n95 masks to just walk around Issaquah, even then it was not great.

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PostTue Jul 27, 2021 8:49 am 
Undoubtedly smoke is harmful to health, and we should do what we can to reduce exposure.  It affects mental health too; we all know the oppressive feeling from the constant smell, sickly lighting, and reduced visibility.  But it's not just smoke to worry about.

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The clearest impacts of wildfire smoke exposure are felt by people with pre-existing conditions, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and evidence is building that smoke exposure can affect people with heart disease, trigger a heart attack or stroke, and aggravate type two diabetes, Brauer said.

We should also emphasize the role of diet and exercise (and not smoking) in avoiding these "pre-existing conditions" in the first place, things more within our immediate control.  It's hard to aggravate type 2 diabetes, for example, if you don't have it.  If breathing wildfire smoke for a day is like smoking a pack of cigarettes, I'm not as worried about breathing smoke for a few weeks as I would be about smoking for decades.  Still, it's not pleasant.  While hiking near Mazama last week, I finally had a reason to wear an N95 outdoors.

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PostTue Jul 27, 2021 3:23 pm 
I actually enjoy it. Filters the sunlight enough so that it isn’t as oppressive. Cast a nice orange hue on everything. And it’s like the enjoyment of a campfire all the time.

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