9/29/20 Joint Air Pollution Advisory

A JOINT AIR POLLUTION ADVISORY ISSUED BY THE

GLENN COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT and

GLENN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

 

Th Glenn County Air Pollution Control District and the Glenn County Public Health Department are issuing this Air Pollution Advisory to notify the public of potential poor air quality conditions in Glenn County due to smoke from multiple fires in Glenn and surrounding counties. Regional a quality is forecast to potentially reach unhealthy levels.  Smoke impacts are expected to vary during the course of the next several days depending on wind direction and the intensity of the fire activity.

 

The major air pollutant of concern is fine particulate matter also known as PM2.5. While all persons may experience varying degrees of symptoms, more sensitive populations, such as the young, the elderly, pregnant women, smokers, and those with respiratory conditions, are of greatest risk to experience more aggravated symptoms which may include but are not limited to coughing, watery and itchy eyes, and difficulty in breathing.

 

Persons experiencing questionable or severe symptoms should seek professional medical advice and treatment.  The following actions are recommended as needed in areas impacted by smoke during the poor air pollution periods:

 

  • Limit outdoor exertion by children, students and adults;
  • Reduction in travel including unnecessary driving;
  • Check or replace air conditioner filters.

 

Information is available by calling the Glenn County Air Pollution Control District at (530) 934-6500, visiting www.countyofglenn.net/APCD, and by following the District on Twitter @GlennCountyAir. More information regarding current fire and smoke information is also available at CAL-FIRE’s website http://www.fire.ca.gov/, the California Smoke Blog http://californiasmokeinfo.blogspot.com/ and EPA’s Air Now website https://www.airnow.gov/.

 

 

 

 

Air Quality Index (AQI): Particle Pollution and Visibility Chart

 

Index
Values

Levels
of Health
Concern

Cautionary Statements

 

Visibility Range in Miles

 

0-50

Good

None

10+ miles

51-100*

Moderate

Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.

 

5 – 10 miles

101-150

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.

 

3 – 5 miles

151-200

Unhealthy

People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.

 

 

1.5 – 2.5 miles

201-300

Very Unhealthy

People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid all physical activity outdoors. Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.

 

 

1 – 1.25 miles

301-500

Hazardous

People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should remain indoors and keep activity levels low. Everyone else should avoid all physical activity outdoors.

 

 

 

< 0.75 miles

 

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