Nevada County Public Health Department issues air quality advisory |

Nevada County Public Health Department issues air quality advisory

The Nevada County Public Health Department is issuing an air quality advisory. With the increase in temperature and the anticipated wind flow patterns, the potential for very unhealthy air quality for all groups is expected. Since the ash and smoke from wildfires can cause irritation to the airways even in a healthy person, the following tips are recommended to protect you and your family:

• Stay indoors, preferably in an air-conditioned building with recirculated air;

• When you can see or smell smoke you should reduce outdoor activity;

• During a wildfire incident reduce non-essential car travel. This will not only limit smoke exposure but will also leave roads open for emergency vehicles;

• Consult your private medical provider for any concerns you may have concerning your health;

• Stay tuned to local news outlets for updates on the air quality in your area or check the following websites:

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