|For Immediate Release:
August 17, 2013
|For more information contact:
Public Health Communications
|AIR QUALITY ALERT:
Air quality is expected to be unhealthy for all individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley and for sensitive individuals in the San Gabriel Valley
LOS ANGELES - The air quality for Saturday, August 17, is expected to be unhealthy for all individuals in Santa Clarita Valley and unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the East and West San Gabriel Valleys, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD).
Los Angeles County Health Officer and Public Health Director, Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, advises people living or working in these areas with heart disease, asthma or other respiratory disease to minimize outdoor activities. Schools or youth camps 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.
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