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For Immediate Release:
January 08, 2013
For more information contact:
Public Health Communications
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media@ph.lacounty.gov


AIR QUALITY ADVISORY:
Air quality is unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the Southwest Coastal Los Angeles County Area

LOS ANGELES - According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, on Wednesday, January 9, the air quality is unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the Southwest Coastal Los Angeles County region from LAX to the Huntington Beach area.

Los Angeles County Health Officer and Public Health Director, Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, advises people living or working in the Southwest Coastal Los Angeles County area with heart disease, asthma or other respiratory disease to minimize outdoor activities. Schools that have children with sensitive conditions, including heart disease, asthma, other chronic respiratory diseases, should not participate in PE or outdoor physical activity and should stay indoors as much as possible.

The Department of Public Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of the nearly 10 million residents of Los Angeles County. Through a variety of programs, community partnerships and services, Public Health oversees environmental health, disease control, and community and family health. Public Health comprises nearly 4,000 employees and has an annual budget exceeding $750 million. To learn more about Public Health and the work we do please visit http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov, visit our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/lapublichealth, find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/lapublichealth, or follow us on Twitter: @LAPublicHealth.


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