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Smoke from wildfires burning in southern California and dust from the Colorado River basin has prompted the Clark County Department of Air Quality to issue a dust/smoke advisory.
The advisory will remain in effect until Thursday morning.
Despite the advisory, the Dept. of Air Quality insists there are not unhealthful levels of air pollution.
Still, the following is recommended when an advisory is in effect:
- If you work outdoors, consider wearing a painter's mask or surgical mask. This will help reduce your exposure to dust and particulates.
- Limit outdoor exertion. Exercise, for example, makes you breathe heavier and increases the amount of particulates you are likely to inhale.
- Keep windows closed. Run your air conditioner inside your house and car. Your air conditioner filters out dust and particulates.
- Consider changing your indoor air filters if they are dirty.
- Use your prescription allergy medication or over-the-counter hay fever or sinus medications if you experience symptoms of itchy eyes, a runny nose, or congestion.
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