Air quality in Seattle currently worse than Beijing | KIRO-TV

As wildfires in British Columbia and eastern Washington continue to burn, Seattle residents woke again Wednesday morning to thick haze and air quality that is currently worse than Beijing’s, a city notorious for poor air conditions.

As of Wednesday at 12 p.m., Seattle’s air-quality index was at 171 (unhealthy) while Beijing was at 38 (good), according to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Beijing U.S. Embassy Real-time Air Quality Index, respectively.

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