How have wildfires impacted your health and your community?

smokey sky with Seattle skyoine
Photo Credit Maris Zivarts

Crosscut just reported on a new study from the University of Washington that showed that Washingtonians were more likely to die on smokey days.

This research reiterates what we know from our lived experience – poor air quality, in particular from wildfires, has serious health impacts.

What have been the impacts of poor air quality on your community and your health? Let us know on the survey below.


Anna Zivarts is the program director of Rooted in Rights and a low-vision mom who can't drive. She joined the Rooted in Rights team from Time of Day Media, a digital media cooperative she co-founded in 2010. At Time of Day, Anna produced digital video for the Innocence Project and Fight for 15, and lead searches for the ACLU in Kansas and Wisconsin to find citizens disenfranchised by voter ID laws. Twitter: @AnnaZivarts