Air Quality Alert
Column Below Road 20 Rim Fire 08-30-13
The Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control District has issued an Air Quality Alert due to smoke impacts from the Rim Fire in Tuolumne County.
This Air Quality Alert is in effect until 12 pm Monday (Labor Day) September 2nd.
Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems, aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute bronchitis and increase risk of respiratory infections.
Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant. People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctors advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality.
Older adults and children should avoid prolonged exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion as conditions dictate.
Written by Mark Truppner