Changeset 20765 in main

06/09/20 20:38:44 (4 weeks ago)
Paul Leo

Updating FireAndSmoke?.xml as per D. Sandoval

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  • adopters/nm-epht/branches/2.3-content/xml/html_content/environment/air/FireAndSmoke.xml

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    194194                                                <br/>
    195195                                                <a ibis:href="view/pdf/environment/Smoke_Guide_for_HVAC_operation_7-21-08_dist.pdf">Guide for Operating HVACS During Smoke Days</a><br/><br/>
     196                                        </CONTENT>
     197                                </ibis:ExpandableContent>
     198                                <ibis:ExpandableContent titleLevel="3">
     199                                        <TITLE>Smoke and COVID-19 Safety</TITLE>
     200                                        <CONTENT>
     201                                                There is an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in New Mexico, and the wildfire season is now underway. Wildfire smoke is a complex mixture of air pollutants that can harm your health such as irritate your lungs, cause inflammation and may alter immune function that makes it harder to fight COVID-19 and other respiratory infections. Smoke from wildfires may cause people to have more severe reactions if they are infected COVID-19
     202                                                <br/><br/>
     203                                                <span class="Bold">Who is at most risk?</span>
     204                                                <ul class="Indent">
     205                                                        <li>
     206                                                                Those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or another respiratory infection, even after symptoms have resolved.
     207                                                        </li>
     208                                                        <li>
     209                                                                Those who have pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease (ILD), or lung cancer.
     210                                                        </li>
     211                                                        <li>
     212                                                                Anyone at increased risk for COVID-19 infection. See <a href=""></a> for further guidance.
     213                                                        </li>
     214                                                </ul>
     215                                                <br/><br/>
     216                                                <span class="Bold">What should you do if you have symptoms?</span>
     217                                                <ul class="Indent">
     218                                                        <li>
     219                                                                Exposure to wildfire smoke and COVID-19 can both cause respiratory symptoms such as a dry cough, sore throat, or difficulty breathing. If you have severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing or chest pain, call 911 right away or get to an Emergency Department.
     220                                                        </li>
     221                                                        <li>
     222                                                                If you have mild symptoms, call the NMDOH Coronavirus Hotline at <span class="Bold">1-855-600-3453</span> for screening for testing for COVID-19, or call your healthcare provider.
     223                                                        </li>
     224                                                </ul>
     225                                                <br/><br/>
     226                                                <span class="Bold">How can you find cleaner air during the COVID-19 pandemic?</span>
     227                                                <ul class="Indent">
     228                                                        <li>
     229                                                                The best way to protect against the potentially harmful effects of wildfire smoke is to reduce exposure and seek cleaner air spaces. However, finding cleaner air can be more challenging under strict physical distancing guidelines, because public facilities such as libraries, community centers, and shopping malls are closed. You can create a cleaner air space at home to protect yourself from wildfire smoke during the COVID-19 pandemic by following the tips on the Indoor Air Quality page <a ibis:href="environment/air/IndoorQuality.html"></a>
     230                                                        </li>
     232                                                </ul>
     233                                                <br/><br/>
     234                                                <span class="Bold">What else can you do to stay healthy if it gets smoky this summer?</span>
     235                                                <ul class="Indent">
     236                                                        <li>
     237                                                                Get repared for the wildfire smoke season as you would do in any other summer.
     238                                                        </li>
     239                                                        <li>
     240                                                                Use the <a ibis:href="environment/air/FireAndSmoke.html">5-3-1 Visibility Method</a> (<a ibis:href="environment/air/FireAndSmoke.html"></a>), listed above) to assess air quality conditions in your area.
     241                                                        </li>
     242                                                        <li>
     243                                                                If you have a chronic health condition, work with your healthcare providers to create a management plan for smoky conditions. If you use rescue medications, make sure that you always have an ample supply at home and carry them with you during the wildfire season.
     244                                                        </li>
     245                                                        <li>
     246                                                                Limit outdoor exercise when it is smoky outside or choose lower-intensity activities.
     247                                                        </li>
     248                                                        <li>
     249                                                                Use adequate filtration on your HVAC system or consider purchasing a portable air filter. Swamp coolers which draw in air from the outside are NOT recommended. See "What Else can you do to protect yourself on smoky days above (<a ibis:href="environment/air/FireAndSmoke.html"></a>) for more recommendations.
     250                                                        </li>
     251                                                        <li>
     252                                                                Whenever possible, use air conditioners, heat pumps, fans, and window shades to keep your cleaner air space comfortably cool on hot days. Overheating can cause serious health problems. Get tips for staying cool at: <a ibis:href="health/heatstress/Heat.html"></a>.
     253                                                        </li>
     254                                                        <li>
     255                                                                Although some face masks can provide protection from wildfire smoke, medical masks and N95 respirators MUST be reserved for frontline healthcare workers during the pandemic. Cloth masks do not provide adequate protection from wildfire smoke but are recommended to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
     256                                                        </li>
     257                                                </ul>
    196258                                        </CONTENT>
    197259                                </ibis:ExpandableContent>
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