County issues air quality advisory for Santa Clarita ValleyBrianna Bricker September 6, 2018 0 COMMENTS
The South Coast Air Quality Management District air quality forecast predicted unhealthy air quality for sensitive individuals today, September 6, and tomorrow, September 7.
South Coast AQMD issued an advisory stating that air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in Santa Clarita Valley today. The South Coast AQMD website provides air quality forecasts for today and tomorrow, with its forecast for tomorrow indicating continued unhealthy air quality.
The air quality index for today and tomorrow is 108. The higher the AQI values climb above 100, the more people become potentially susceptible to the effects of unhealthy air, according to South Coast AQMD’s website.
Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, advises people living or working in the Santa Clarita Valley area with heart disease, asthma or other respiratory diseases to minimize outdoor activities, according to a press release from Los Angeles County Public Health.
The advisory also suggests that those who have sensitive conditions, including heart disease, asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases, should not participate in outdoor physical activity at schools, camps and other recreational programs. Sensitive individuals are advised to stay indoors as much as possible.