"Bad" and "awful" are common descriptors for the recent air quality in much of the region.
Wildfire smoke has pushed the quality into official ranges from Moderate at best to Hazardous at worst.
We've established in previous interviews that breathing the smoky air is not quite like smoking cigarettes, but it does have its potential hazards.
Jackson County Health and Human Services keeps the county up on smoke issues.
Medical Director Dr. Jim Shames and Health Promotion Manager Tanya Phillips visit with details.