Canadian Wildfire Smoke and the Air Quality Index - What you need to know

Date Issued: 07/12/2023

Smoke from Canadian wildfires recently polluted the air, causing alerts for unhealthy air quality (code red) across PA!

Find out all about the Air Quality Index at and find out the AQI for your area by typing in your zip code.

According to the Allergy and Asthma Network, prolonged exposure to poor-quality air can cause respiratory problems for everyone. Babies and young children are groups that are considered at high risk. More information about ozone exposure and protective measures can be read here, and information about asthma can be found at

Watch this brief video from the asthma and allergy network about an asthma action plan; this plan can help ECE providers know how to respond to a child with asthma symptoms.