For Immediate Release:
August 18, 2008
AIR QUALITY ADVISORY:
Air quality is unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley.
LOS ANGELES – According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, today’s air quality is unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Los Angeles County Health Officer and Public Health Director, Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, advises people living or working in the Santa Clarita Valley with heart disease, asthma or other respiratory disease to minimize outdoor activities. Schools or summer camps that are in session today that have children with sensitive conditions, including heart disease, asthma, other chronic respiratory diseases, should not participate in PE or outdoor physical activity and should stay indoors as much as possible.
The Department of Public Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of the nearly 10 million residents of Los Angeles County. Through a variety of programs, community partnerships and services, Public Health oversees environmental health, disease control, and community and family health. Public Health comprises more than 4,000 employees and an annual budget exceeding $750 million. To learn more about Public Health and the work we do, please visit http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.
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