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Air quality advisory issued through Monday for ozone, smoke due to wildfires

Posted at 10:50 AM, Jun 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-22 21:05:37-04
Clark County Department of Air Quality (DAQ) issued an advisory for today through Monday, June 27 for potentially elevated levels of ozone and smoke due to wildfires burning in the Southern California and Arizona.
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 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.
Airborne smoke/dust is a form of inhalable air pollution called particulate matter, or PM, which aggravates respiratory diseases such as bronchitis and asthma.
It may be best for children, the elderly, and people with respiratory or heart diseases to stay indoors.
If you are experiencing breathing difficulties or medical conditions that you think are related to air quality, see your health care provider.