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Clark County issues smoke, ozone advisory due to fireworks

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Posted at 4:03 PM, Jul 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-03 19:03:09-04

Clark County’s Department of Air Quality has issued an advisory for July 4 and July 5 for potentially elevated levels of smoke and ozone due to local fireworks.

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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.
 
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, people who may be most sensitive to elevated levels of particulates and ozone include individuals with respiratory problems, cardiac disease, young children or senior citizens.
 
Detailed current and past information on air quality conditions is posted in the monitoring section of the DAQ website.