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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Chelan/Douglas County Air Quality Advisory for 8/12/15


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  News Release

 

For Immediate Release:  August 12, 2015                              8:00 am              

Contact:         Mary Small,     Public Information Officer                 (509) 886-6410


Air Quality Advisory

Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Chelan and Manson Area – Moderate +

Areas around North Central Washington are receiving more smoke from the Wolverine Fire. Most of the time Air Quality is expected to be Moderate, but in some areas, where smoke is trapped, it may be Unhealthy for sensitive groups or Unhealthy at times.  

Information here can provide guidance for the level of smoke you are seeing and the precautions recommended. Air Quality will vary throughout the day. Individuals with pre-existing heart and lung diseases, the elderly, children and infants are at highest risk of experiencing health complications from smoke. If you are in a sensitive group experiencing adverse health effects limit your outdoor activity or exertion level. 

Most people will be unaffected by Moderate air quality levels.

For more information go to http://wasmoke.blogspot.com/ or http://www.cdhd.wa.gov/  to the air quality and fires page or the Chelan County face book page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chelan-County-Emergency-Management/188543097925415

Category
Health Effects
General Precautions
Visibility
Good
None
None
10 miles
Moderate
Possible adverse health effects for people with pre-existing heart and lung diseases
None
4-9 miles
Unhealthy for sensitive people
Increasing likelihood of adverse health effects for those with pre-existing heart and lung diseases
People with pre-existing heart and lung diseases, the elderly, and children should limit prolonged outdoor exertion
2.5-3 miles
Unhealthy
Increased aggravation of pre-existing heart and lung diseases and premature mortality among sensitive populations.  Increasing adverse respiratory effects in general population
People with pre-existing health conditions, the elderly, and children should avoid any prolonged exertion. Everyone else should limit prolonged exertion.
1.25-2 miles
Very Unhealthy
Significant aggravation of pre-existing heart and lung diseases and premature mortality among sensitive populations.  Significant increase of adverse respiratory effects in the general population.
People with pre-existing conditions, the elderly, and children should avoid any outdoor activity or if possible, relocate to a “clean air” area.  Everyone else should avoid prolonged exertion
1 mile
Hazardous
Serious aggravation of existing heart and lung diseases. Increased pre-mature mortality among sensitive populations.  Serious risk of adverse respiratory affects in the general population.
Everyone should avoid any outdoor exertion, remain indoors, or if possible relocate to a “clean-air” area
Less than
0.75 miles

 

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