The Tuolumne, Mariposa and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control Districts have issued an Air Quality Alert for Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties through Tuesday September 5th, due to smoke impacts from surrounding wildfires.
Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems, aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute bronchitis and increase the 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.
Additionally, older adults and children should avoid prolonged exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion as conditions dictate.
For additional information, call your local Air District office. In Mariposa, the phone number is 209-966-2220.