A glance at a map of air quality monitors around the state provides a quick check of the air.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality uses a color-coded system to signal air quality at each of the monitors. Green means good. Maroon means hazardous.
And there are three colors, and levels of air quality in between.
People most at risk from particle pollution exposure, such as wildfire smoke, include those with heart or lung diseases. Older adults and children, as well as pregnant women, may also be more susceptible to smoke exposure.
– Dylan Darling, public affairs specialist