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Health Tip: Don't Breathe Outdoor Smoke

Health Tip: Don't Breathe Outdoor Smoke

03/15/13

(HealthDay News) -- When debris is being burned outdoors, the smoke can be harmful if inhaled.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists these guidelines to help protect yourself from debris smoke:

  • If you are at a high risk of complications from breathing the smoke, avoid exposure.
  • Try to avoid exposure to smoke both indoors and outdoors.
  • Close your windows and stay inside, running the air conditioner.
  • Don't engage in activities that strain your lungs and heart, including exercise or chores, either outside or inside your home.
  • Stick to your medication regimen as prescribed by your doctor; contact your doctor if your health worsens.
  • Remember that wearing a dust mask, wet cloth or bandana will not protect you from smoke.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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