Health Officials: Stay Indoors to avoid Poor Air Conditions

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, June 27, 2008

Smoke from the more than one thousand northern California wildfires is still blanketing the valley.

Sacramento County Public Health Officer Dr. Glennah Trochet says to follow these recommendations to avoid getting small smoke particles in your lungs.

Trochet: “Those who do not need to be outdoors should stay inside with windows and doors closed as much as possible. If you have an air conditioner put it on re-circulate so you’re not drawing in the particulate matter from the outside.” 
Trochet says if you have to be outside limit your time and don’t play sports or run. She says everyone should follow these guidelines but especially children, the elderly and people with chronic respiratory or heart conditions.