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Public urged to take precautions due to unhealthy air quality

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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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