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Air quality advisory issued for smoke and ozone due to wildfire

Posted at 11:31 AM, Aug 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 03:13:17-04
Clark County Department of Air Quality has issued an advisory for August 8 and 9 for potentially elevated levels of ozone and smoke due to the Pilot Fire wildfire burning near Hesperia, California.
Air Quality officials say smoke is made of small dust particles and other pollutants that can aggravate respiratory diseases and contribute to ground-level ozone formation.  
At this time, “unhealthy for sensitive groups” levels of ozone and particulate matter are not occurring.
People who may be most sensitive to elevated levels of ozone and fine particles include individuals with respiratory problems, cardiac disease, young children or senior citizens.
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