Drift Smoke And Its Adverse Effect On Air Quality

Drift Smoke And Its Adverse Effect On Air Quality 

With recent wildland fires in Amador and Calaveras Counties, the Amador County Public Health Department reminds us drift smoke can have an adverse effect on air quality and 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 steps to protect your health by minimizing 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 will create indoor air pollution. If you suffer from a chronic health condition, monitor your health closely. Contact your health provider if your symptoms worsen, including repeated coughing and wheezing and if you are experiencing a health emergency, call 911. For additional information on wildfire smoke visit cdc.gov.

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