Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Air Quality Advisory for August 26 -- Santa Clarita Valley

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For Immediate Release:
August 26, 2008


Air quality is unhealthy for sensitive individuals in Santa Clarita

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.

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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

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