Monday, 23 October, 2017

Wildfire Smoke Tanks Air Quality Across Northern California

Lighter winds in the valley bring less smoke, moderate air quality Smoke triggers air quality advisory today
Marlene Weaver | 13 October, 2017, 00:45

The worst hour so far was measured on Tuesday in Napa, Calif., with an air quality index of 404 for small particulate matter - so high it's off the chart, as you can see below.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District had issued the alert and advisory on Tuesday because of what it called "unprecedented levels of air pollution" caused by the several wildfires burning tens of thousands of acres in Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties.

Continuing wind and wildfires today may cause residents to experience trouble breathing, coughing, headaches and chest pain.

That pollutant is known to be harmful because of its ability to penetrate and lodge deep inside the lungs, where it can worsen respiratory issues and trigger asthma attacks.

South Bay residents are being asked to take precautions due to smoke in the air.

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Jim Roberts, a research chemist from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Earth System's Research Laboratory, told NBC that Rafusse's calculations "sounds about right".

According to BAAQMD spokesperson Ralph Borrmann, children, elderly, and people with pre-existing respiratory conditions are most likely to be affected. "We are joining forces with the rest of our sports community to help relief efforts and encourage any fans who are able to help by donating as well". The EPA's message to residents is clear: "Everyone. should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion", especially "people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children". Experts are urging people to stay indoors as much as possible and avoid strenuous exercise in smoky areas.

The agency also warned against relying on dust masks for protection.

"When you have levels that are as unhealthy as we are seeing now, it's important for everyone to find a way to protect themselves from the smoke or to get out of the smoke all together", said Lisa Fasano, a spokeswoman for the district. Scarves or bandanas won't help either. You'll need a N-95 respirator, as those are made to block around 95 percent of non-oil based particles like the ones smogging up our skies.

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