Sports curtailment urged |

Sports curtailment urged

Health and air officials are urging Nevada County residents to curtail or omit outside sports as three weeks of unhealthy wildfire smoke continues to blanket the Sierra.

“Despite no significant increases in emergency room visits, air quality is poor and people should curtail outside activities,” said County Public Health Officer Dr. Joe Iser this morning.

He also urged young people to minimize their outdoor activities, “and not engage in organized sports practices.”

At the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District in Grass Valley, Joe Fish issued another air quality warning through Monday.

“We have all had a very prolonged exposure to some very high levels of smoke pollution, so there may be some residual respiratory effects that might surface as a result of high levels of exertion,” Fish said.

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