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|September 23, 2020|
Wildfire smoke becomes public health concern
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - Southern California skies are filled with smoke creating a health concern.
It is recommended that air-conditioning be run on a "recirculation" function. If smoke is present, it will be easier to breathe indoors if air is recirculating instead of drawing smoky air from outdoors, San Bernardino County’s health officer advises.
The smoke and ash with its fine particulate matter can be hazardous for young children, the elderly, individuals with heart conditions or chronic lung disease such as asthma and bronchitis, and individuals with other respiratory ailments.
Older adults and children should remain indoors, keep windows and doors closed or seek alternate shelter.
Story Date: September 16, 2020