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WILDFIRE SMOKE ADVISORY
(PLACERVILLE, CA) - Air quality in El Dorado County is currently being impacted by smoke from wildfires in the region and State. County Health officials are reminding residents to take precautions should wildfire smoke impact areas where they live, work and recreate.
According to El Dorado County Air Pollution Control Officer Dave Johnston, wildfires can produce smoke that causes health problems, particularly for children, older adults and those with heart disease or respiratory issues. Johnston advises residents to limit outdoor activity if they see or smell smoke.
Additional precautions include the following:
The El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (AQMD) has deployed 42 Purple Air monitors throughout the County to gather real time, location specific information about air quality. Residents can view this information in our area by visiting http://tinyurl.com/y5m79ncn. For maps and information on California wildfires visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ or for maps showing both air quality monitoring/sensor data and wildfire locations visit https://fire.airnow.gov/.
For more information about air quality issues in El Dorado County, please visit AQMD's website at: www.edcgov.us/airqualitymanagement. The AQMD also has a web page dedicated to information about wildfire smoke and preventive measures: https://www.edcgov.us/Government/AirQualityManagement/Pages/wildfire_information.aspx.
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