Smoking sky in downtown Sonora 8-19-21
Sonora, Kali – With smoke billowing into the sky, Tulman County health officials are alerting the public to potential health risks.
The Department of Public Health and the Department of Air Pollution Control have issued a Public Health and Air Quality Consultation on Poor Conditions in El Dorado County, California, and other wildfires in northern California. You will notice that due to the northern winds, the county is experiencing unhealthy weather conditions, depending on where you live or where you live.
“Next week, the weather and winds may change from moderate to unhealthy,” county health officials said in a statement.
When smoke exposure causes a variety of symptoms, health officials say that the individual’s health risk depends on his or her age, health, and length of exposure. He added, “It is important to take steps to reduce your exposure to forest fires for young people and the elderly or those with health problems. Anyone with severe symptoms should contact their healthcare provider or emergency room.
On Tuesday (August 20), Calaverras County announced an air consultation, which is scheduled to end at 1 p.m., but could be extended if smoking conditions continue. No deadline has been set by Tuolumne County health officials.
Here are some tips from local health officials to reduce your exposure to smoke:
- If you can see or smell smoke, restrict all unnecessary outdoor activities;
- Stay indoors, close all windows and doors, and use the air conditioner in a recovery setting, replacing air filters may also help.
- Remember that healthy individuals can be negatively affected by smoke pollution.
- Limit even indoor exercise
- Wearing a mask at home is not considered adequate protection against the effects of smoke;
- Smoking, vacuuming, fireplaces, or candles are not recommended because of the small build-up of these activities; And
- Look at your loved ones and neighbors