When will the forest fire smoke go away?
EUGENE, Ore. - When will the smoke go away?!
"A Smoke Air Quality Alert has been issued. Wildfires burning in the region have resulted in air quality to reach unhealthy levels, which will continue at times through either late Thursday or early Friday," the updated alert read Wednesday morning. "However, conditions as a whole should gradually improve across most of the region through Friday."
The tiny pollutants in smoke can penetrate deep into the lungs and cause health problems or aggravate existing conditions.
"Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes, runny nose, aggravate heart and lung diseases, and aggravate other serious health problems," according to the alert. "Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it is smoky. Please follow medical advice if you have a heart or lung condition."