|Air Quality Advisory: August 2, 2012 - August 3, 2012
|August 03, 2012
|The Yuba City-Marysville area is experiencing elevated levels of particle pollution due to smoke from the Chips wildfire in Plumas County. The smoke may impact air quality in both Yuba and Sutter Counties. Meteorological conditions indicate light winds and models predict that the smoke plume will move to the east later this afternoon. Currently, the particulate levels in Yuba City are moderate; however some locations may experience higher levels of smoke impact.
Furthermore, models predict that similar conditions will exist tomorrow. Therefore, the Advisory extends to Friday, August 3, 2012.
Residents are advised that conditions may change rapidly, and to take precautions if they see or smell smoke. Particulate and ozone concentrations from the monitor in Yuba City can be viewed online at: www.fraqmd.org.
Individuals who see or smell smoke should take the following actions to protect their health:
Disposable particulate respirators found at hardware stores can be effective at reducing exposure to smoke particles as long as they seal closely to the wearer's face. Look for respirators that have two straps and have the words "NIOSH" and either "P100" or "N95" printed on the filter material.
For additional information on air quality health effects, please visit
www.fraqmd.org or call the District office at (530) 634-7659.[More]
- Healthy people should delay strenuous exercise.
- Keep airways moist by drinking water.
- Children, the elderly and people with respiratory conditions such as asthma, respiratory problems, or cardiovascular conditions such as heart disease should avoid prolonged exposure to smoke.
- Asthmatics should follow their asthma management plan.
- Contact your doctor if you have symptoms of cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms you believe to be caused by smoke.
- Pets should be brought indoors if air quality conditions are poor.
This an Adobe Acrobat PDF file.You can download a free PDF reader from Adobe.