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  • Air Quality Alert for East-Central San Joaquin Valley County, California
  • Air Quality Alert issued September 08 at 12:14AM PDT by NWS
  • Effective: Friday, September 8, 2017 at 4:46 p.m.
  • Expires: Friday, September 8, 2017 at 5 p.m.
  • The San Joaquin Valley and Mariposa Air Pollution Control
    Districts will continued an Air Quality Alert issued on
    September 5, 2017, due to smoke impacts from surrounding
    wildfires in and around the areas of Mariposa, Madera, Fresno,
    Tulare and Tuolumne Counties.
    This Air Quality Alert is in effect until Friday afternoon,
    September 8, 2017.
    Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems,
    aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute
    bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections. Exposure
    is expected to by at its heaviest in the morning hours.
    Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant.
    People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctors
    advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality.
    Sheltering in place should be considered only if a room free of
    particle pollution is available.
    Additionally, older adults and children should avoid prolonged
    exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion, as conditions
    dictate.
    For additional information, call your local San Joaquin Valley
    or Mariposa Air District office.
    Fresno 559-230-6000, Bakersfield 661-381-1809 and
    Mariposa 209-2220 (www.mariposacounty.org/index.aspx?nid=1434)

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