Wildfire is affecting Seattle’s air quality today. Yesterday, SeaTac airplanes were delayed by poor visibility due to this smoke. This afternoon, some Antioch students have observed that the afternoon sunlight in the Seattle area “is so dim from smoke it looks like the sunlight did just before and after last year’s solar eclipse.” Local news outlet KING5 suggests building homemade air filters for indoor spaces without other air filtration options.
Jordan Howell, Antioch University’s National Director of Real Estate and Facilities, and Scott Titus, Antioch University Seattle’s Director of Campus Services, Administrations and Facilities commented on the air quality at Antioch’s Seattle campus:
“Due to regional wildfires, the Seattle area is suffering from unhealthy outdoor air quality. We encourage our community to stay up to date on current conditions online at Puget Sound Clean Air Agency – http://www.pscleanair.org/
The Antioch Seattle campus operates in a tightly sealed building without operable windows which helps to manage indoor air quality. The building’s HVAC system provides air-conditioned and filtered air which helps to maintain optimal indoor air quality at our campus.”