Friday, July 16, 2010

Heat Alert extended; Air Quality expected to be unhealthy in several parts of LA County

Also, the Heat Alert for San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita Valley
(dated July 15) has been extended until Sunday, July 18.
Please visit http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov or call the LA County
Information Line at 2-1-1 for cooling center locations and hours.
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For Immediate Release:
July 16, 2010

AIR QUALITY ALERT:
For Saturday: Air Quality is expected to be unhealthy for all
individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley, and unhealthy for sensitive
individuals in East San Gabriel Valley, West San Fernando Valley and the
Pomona/Walnut Valley

LOS ANGELES - Air quality is expected to be unhealthy for all
individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley tomorrow, July 17, and for
sensitive individuals in East San Gabriel Valley, West San Fernando
Valley, and the Pomona/Walnut Valley, according to the South Coast Air
Quality Management District (AQMD).

Los Angeles County Health Officer and Public Health Director, Jonathan
E. Fielding, MD, MPH, advises people living or working in these areas
with heart disease, asthma or other respiratory disease to minimize
outdoor activities. Schools or youth camps 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 has an annual budget exceeding $750 million. To learn more
about Public Health and the work we do, please visit
http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov, visit our YouTube channel at
http://www.youtube.com/lapublichealth, or follow us on Twitter:
LAPublicHealth.

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