Clark County's Department of Air Quality (DAQ) has extended through Friday, December 29, an advisory for high levels of fine particles (PM2.5) persisting due to stagnant air conditions. Air Quality officials say that small particles can aggravate respiratory diseases.
People who may be most sensitive to elevated levels of fine particles include individuals with respiratory problems, cardiac disease, young children and senior citizens. Consult your physician if you have a medical condition that makes you sensitive to air quality conditions. County Air Quality officials will continue to monitor conditions and will post updates as needed on the forecast page of the DAQ website at http://redrock.clarkcountynv.gov/forecast/. You can receive free air quality forecasts and advisories via e-mail through the Enviroflash service. Subscription information is available at www.enviroflash.org
Tips to limit personal exposure to fine particles include:
- Limit outdoor exertion on days with high levels of fine particles in the air. Exercise makes you breathe heavier and increases the amount of particulates you are likely to inhale.
- Keep windows and doors closed.
- Consider changing your indoor air filters if they are dirty.