Air Quality Advisory

September 9th, 2020

The air quality in Tehama County is in the Moderate range. Conditions will most likely vary from Moderate to Unhealthy as smoke from the fires in the Northstate drift over Tehama County.

Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertions. While all persons may experience varying degrees of symptoms, the more sensitive individuals are at greatest risk of experiencing more aggravated symptoms which may include, but are not limited to coughing, scratchy throat, watery and itchy eyes, and difficulty breathing.

Persons experiencing questionable or severe symptoms should seek professional medical advice.

Scientific studies have linked fine particulate matter (smoke) with significant health problems, including premature death, respiratory related hospital admissions, aggravated asthma, acute respiratory symptoms (including severe chest pain, gasping, and aggravated coughing) chronic bronchitis, decreased lung function, and work and school absences.

In addition, all open burning is prohibited during this period.

More information, including access to air quality data, is available at www.tehcoapcd.net/current-air-quality/. Questions may be directed to 530-527-3717 during regular business hours