For Immediate Release:
July 13, 2009
AIR QUALITY ADVISORY:
Air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the East San Gabriel Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley
LOS ANGELES - According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the East San Gabriel Valley today. Meanwhile, the air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley continues to be unhealthy for sensitive individuals until further notice.
Los Angeles County Health Officer and Public Health Director, Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, advises people living or working in the East San Gabriel Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley with heart disease, asthma or other respiratory disease to minimize outdoor activities. Schools 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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