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2019 Wildfire Smoke Precautions

By Candy Sims

June 24, 2019


FLORIDA DEPARTMENT HEALTH IN BROWARD COUNTY ADVISES EVERYONE TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS DURING WILDFIRE SMOKE

Contact:
Candy Sims, Public Information Office Candy.sims@flhealth.gov
(954) 895-5745


Fort Lauderdale, FL -- The Florida Department of Health in Broward County encourages everyone to take precautions during the current wildfires in Western Broward County.


Smoke is a respiratory irritant, and can cause scratchy throat, irritated eyes, nose and worsen
conditions such as asthma and other chronic respiratory or lung conditions.
Protect your family and pets from the health effects of smoke:

Follow your doctor’s advice about taking your medicines and following your asthma management plan if you have asthma or other lung disease. See medical attention if your symptoms worsen.


Pay attention to local air quality reports and stay alert to any news coverage or health warnings related to smoke.


Avoid prolonged outdoor activities. It is especially important to limit time spent outdoors for
children and persons with existing medical conditions.

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