Blowing dust as a result of gusty winds has prompted local air pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement through Thursday night in Kings County, Western Fresno County and Western Kern County. Winds may produce localized blowing dust which can result in unhealthy concentrations of particulate matter. Exposure to particulate pollution can cause serious health problems, aggraate lung disease, trigger asthma attacks and increase risk of respiratory infections. Older adults and children should avoid prolonged exposure or heavy exertion depending on their local conditions. To check the nearest air monitor for your location - just click on our link.
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