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Public urged to take precautions due to unhealthy air quality


Reno smoke and haze from the Yosemite wildfire. Photo by Bob Conrad.
Reno smoke and haze from the Yosemite wildfire. Photo by Bob Conrad.

CARSON TAHOE HEALTH NEWS RELEASE – Due to unhealthy air quality levels in northern Nevada, Carson Tahoe Health encourages the public to be aware of the following:

· Air quality is so bad that even the healthiest of individuals could be in danger if they spend too much time outdoors.· Shelter in place, stay indoors.

· Keep hydrated to progress a cough and help prevent smoky air from settling in the lungs.

· Use air conditioning if possible, to help filter air throughout a house.

· Keep all doors and windows shut in both home and vehicles, if in a vehicle make sure the air conditioner is set to
reticulate the air.

· Humidifiers will help the air quality in a home or building.

· Masks are available for purchase at hardware stores and can really help filter the air and aid in comfort.

Seek emergency care if:

· You are having trouble breathing or can’t say more than four words without having to stop and take a breath.

· You experience excessive sweating.

· Your lips are turning blue.

· You are confused or lose consciousness.

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