Smoke/Ozone Advisory In Place With CA Wildfire Smoke In The Air

The Blanket Of Wildfire Smoke Blew In Over The Weekend

Paul Ihander
August 03, 2020 - 12:16 pm
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The Clark County Department of Environment and Sustainability (DES) is issuing an advisory for today and Tuesday for elevated levels of smoke and ozone due to the Apple Fire east of Los Angeles and other regional wildfires. DES Division of Air Quality officials say smoke is made of small dust particles and other pollutants that can aggravate respiratory diseases and contribute to ground-level ozone formation.   The Apple Fire has burned more than 20,000 acres.

 

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, people who may be most sensitive to elevated levels of particulates and ozone include individuals with respiratory problems, cardiac disease, young children or senior citizens. Consult your physician if you have a medical condition that makes you sensitive to air quality conditions.

 

Smoke is made of small particles and other pollutants that can aggravate respiratory diseases and contribute to ground-level ozone formation. Exposure to ozone can induce coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath even in healthy people. A seasonal ozone advisory is currently in effect.