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National Weather Service issues air quality warning

Air Quality Issues
Posted at 9:45 AM, Oct 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 12:46:43-04

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has issued an air quality alert due to smoke from surrounding fires and blowing dust from windy conditions.

The alert will remain in effect until Thursday at 11 PM.

The District warns that "particle pollution can cause serious health problems, aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections."

Residents should use caution when venturing outside and older adults and children should avoid prolonged exposure to the current conditions.