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Posted on: August 2, 2017



Unhealthy for Sensitive GroupsAir Quality in smoke impacted regions of Klickitat may be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. 

Air qualityis generally at the poorest in the morning and evening period of the day. Smoke advisories providegeneralized regional information only. Air quality conditions may change rapidly and vary greatlythroughout the county area.More people than average may have breathing problems or have worsened symptoms of existing asthmaor lung disease. Sensitive groups include people with heart or lung disease, asthma, diabetes, infants,children, adults older than 65, pregnant women, or who have had a stroke. These people should limittime spent outdoors. Excessive heat may make these conditions worse.Adverse symptoms may include dizziness, headache, difficulty breathing, coughing, excessive phlegm,and nausea. For specific medical advice please contact your physician.The Washington Department of Ecology has set this advisory to be in effect through Saturday at12:00PM. Should this advisory need to be extended we will issue additional notifications.More information is available concerning air quality and current fire conditions at the followingwebsites:Ecology Air quality Home Page: Washington Smoke Blog: receive email updates to air quality advisories send an email to

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