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Air Quality News Clips 8-1-2023

IAQ news clips in August. Wildfires, smoke, and air quality

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Hazardous Air Quality in Coachella Valley

The recent hazardous air quality levels in Coachella Valley have reached alarming heights, posing significant risks to homeowners. Understanding the situation and taking appropriate measures can safeguard your property and well-being.

  • Stay informed about the air quality index to protect your family’s health
  • Monitor weather forecasts to prepare your home for storms and dust
  • Limit outdoor activities to minimize exposure to harmful pollutants
  • Consider installing air purifiers to ensure clean indoor air

Your home is your sanctuary, and taking these steps can make a significant difference in maintaining a healthy living environment. Read more from The Desert Sun.

California Wildfires Grow

The recent wildfires in California’s Mojave National Preserve have expanded rapidly due to erratic winds, causing air quality concerns in Nevada’s Las Vegas Valley and leading to evacuations in Riverside County. As a homeowner, taking immediate action can protect your property and family.

  • Install smoke detectors to ensure early warning of potential fire threats
  • Clear flammable vegetation around your property to reduce fire risk
  • Prepare an emergency evacuation plan to ensure your family’s safety
  • Stay updated on local weather and fire conditions to make informed decisions

Your home is more than a building; it’s where memories are made and lives are lived. Don’t let the unpredictable nature of wildfires catch you off guard. Learn more about the current wildfire situation here.

Protect Your Home from Bedrock Fire Smoke

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency have extended an air quality advisory through at least Wednesday afternoon. This is due to intermittent smoke from the Bedrock Fire. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Stay informed by checking current conditions on the Oregon Smoke Information Blog, DEQ’s Air Quality Index, or by downloading the free OregonAIR app
  • Protect your family’s health by staying inside if possible, keeping windows and doors closed, and using high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters
  • Avoid strenuous outdoor activity and be aware of smoke in your area to avoid places with the highest levels
  • Follow medical guidance if you have a breathing plan for a medical condition, and consult your health care provider before wearing a respirator

Don’t let the smoke catch you off guard. Stay safe, stay informed, and take action to protect your home and loved ones from the effects of the Bedrock Fire smoke. For more detailed information and resources, click here to read the full article.

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