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Unhealthy Air Quality

Unhealthy air

The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued the following smoke advisory for our area due to fires currently burning near the City of Banning in Riverside County. The University is located approximately 22 miles away from the City of Banning. At this time most smoke impacts are in Banning (Area 29) and the mountains to the north and east of the fire. Air quality may reach Unhealthy levels in the area most impacted by smoke, including Banning and surrounding areas.

Other surrounding areas of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties may reach the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups level, or higher, depending on fire conditions and wind flows.

In areas directly impacted by smoke: Everyone should avoid any vigorous outdoor or indoor exertion; people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children should remain indoors. Keep windows and doors closed or seek alternate shelter. Run your air conditioner if you have one. Keep the fresh air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent bringing additional smoke inside.

For more tips on avoiding health impacts from smoke, see the AQMD’s website.

Posted: May 1, 2013

 


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