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Wildfire Smoke Warning: Air Quality Advisory

Air Quality Advisory

Post Date:10/11/2017 8:50 AM

Wildfire Smoke Warning:

Air Quality Advisory

Some areas of Amador County are experiencing heavy smoke due to smoke drift from multiple fires burning in California. Amador County Public Health advises community members that air quality may be unsafe for those with sensitive medical conditions. Residents with chronic health conditions, young children, pregnant women and elderly adults should especially be aware and take protective measures.

If you smell or see smoke, take these steps to protect your health:

  • Minimize outdoor activities.
  • Stay indoors with the windows and doors closed.
  • Do not run fans that bring smoky air inside (such as swamp coolers, fresh air ventilation systems).
    • If you have a wall unit air conditioner, set it to “re-circulate.”
  • Do not smoke, fry food or do other activities that that will create indoor air pollution.
  • If you have chronic health conditions, monitor your health closely. Contact your health provider if your symptoms worsen, including repeated coughing and wheezing.
  • If you are experiencing a health emergency, call 911.

 

 For additional information on wildfire smoke, please visit:  http://www.cdc.gov/features/wildfires/.

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Press Release: CLICK HERE

Additional Resources:

Wildfire Smoke Health Index

Air Quality Guidance for Schools

Airnow:  Air Quality and Outdoor Activity Guidance for Schools