Health advisory issued in Siskiyou County due to smoke

YREKA, Calif. – Smoke from recent fires is triggering a health advisory for Siskiyou County.

Sensitive groups, people with heart or lung disease, older adults, children and teens are advised to take the following steps to reduce exposure to smoke:

  • Choose less strenuous activities (like walking instead of running) so you don’t breathe as hard.
  • Shorten the amount of time you are active outdoors.
  • Be active outdoors when the air quality is better.

Siskiyou County Health and Human Services said you can visit http://www.airnow.gov to find the air quality in your area.

For more information about how you can protect yourself from smoke, visit http://wwww.cdc.gov/air/wildfire-smoke/default.htm

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