DIAMOND BAR (CBSLA) — Air pollution regulators issued an advisory through at least Thursday morning, as winds are expected to bring smoke from massive wildfires burning in northern and central California.
“While smoke will be present in the upper atmosphere across the region, the greatest impacts on surface air quality are expected in mountain areas and (the) Coachella Valley,” the South Coast Air Quality Management District said.READ MORE: Tens Of Thousands Help In Massive Beach Cleanup Effort Saturday
According to AQMD officials, the Air Quality Index may reach unhealthy levels in the East San Gabriel Valley and San Gabriel Mountains, the Pomona-Walnut Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley.
Breathing in fine particulate matter can lead to a wide variety of cardiovascular and respiratory health effects such as heart attacks, asthma aggravation, decreased lung function, coughing or difficulty breathing and may lead to premature death in people with heart or lung disease.READ MORE: Man Shot to Death In Los Angeles
The AQMD advises people to close all windows and doors and run an air conditioner and/or an air purifier. I
People should also avoid burning wood in a fireplace or firepit, minimize sources of indoor air pollution such as candles, incense, pan-frying and grilling, and limit the use of gasoline-powered lawn and garden equipment.
For more information, visit www.aqmd.gov/.MORE NEWS: LA County Reports First Death From West Nile Virus This Season
(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)