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Posted by: thepinetree on 09/14/2020 10:27 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 09/14/2020 10:27 PM
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A Joint Air Quality Advisory Issued by Calaveras County Public Health & Air Pollution Control District

San Andreas, Calif. -- The Calaveras County Health Officer and Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District are issuing a joint air quality advisory to notify the public of the potential for poor air quality conditions due to drift smoke from the various fires around the State. There are currently no fires burning in Calaveras County. Please avoid adding to the drift smoke by not lighting recreational fires, even on private property. The Hwy 4 corridor from Murphys through Copperopolis and the entire Hwy 49 corridor are currently experiencing very unhealthy levels of smoke. Other areas of the County are also experiencing substantial smoke pollution. These conditions may persist for several days.





AQI (Air Quality Index) is a way to report the amount of smoke in the air. The chart on the next page shows the color designations for AQI. There is also a map that shows today’s AQI at sensor locations within the County. Note that many sensors are reporting very unhealthy air.

If you can see or smell smoke, avoid all unnecessary outdoor activities, especially if you are in an area where visibility is greatly reduced. Any persons with heart or lung health issues should remain indoors with the doors and windows closed. All persons should avoid going outdoors.

Dr. Kelaita, Public Health Officer, would like to remind the public that "The smoke we can see and measure in the air is a complex mixture of gases and very small particles made when wood and other organic materials burn. The biggest health threat is from the fine particles that penetrate deep into the lungs when we breathe. This can cause a range of health problems including aggravation of chronic lung and heart conditions. Older adults, and those with underlying health conditions, are more at risk from the harmful effects of smoke exposure."


Here are additional ways to reduce your smoke exposure:
• Stay indoors with the windows and doors closed, if possible.
• Do not add to the smoke by starting backyard fires.
• Do not run fans that bring smoky outdoor air inside – examples include swamp coolers, whole-house fans, and
fresh air ventilation systems.
• Run your air-conditioner only if it does not bring smoke in from the outdoors. Change the standard
air-conditioner filter to a medium or high efficiency filter. If available, use the “recirculate” or “recycle”
setting on the unit.
• Limit outdoor exertion and physical activity.
• Leave the smoke-impacted areas until conditions improve, if possible.
• Reduce unnecessary driving. If traveling through smoke-impacted areas, be sure that your vehicle’s ventilation
system is on recirculate.
• Do not smoke, vacuum, fry food, or do other things that will create indoor air pollution,
• If you have asthma, take your medications and follow your asthma management plan,
• Non‐HEPA paper face mask filters and bandana-type face coverings may be helpful in reducing the spread of
germs and viruses, but they are not capable of filtering out extra fine particulates which are much smaller in
size. Therefore, they will not be helpful in protecting individuals from smoke-related impacts.

Anyone experiencing serious symptoms due to smoke should contact a health professional. Persons who have a respiratory-related illness may also wish to consult their health care provider if they are experiencing smoke exposure.

Keep in mind that air quality can change rapidly at different times during the day due to wind shifts; therefore, it is important to monitor the smoke throughout the day in your area and make outdoor plans accordingly.
Information on air quality and smoke can be found at the EPA’s Airnow updated Fire and Smoke webpage at https://fire.airnow.gov which shows particulate matter data from permanent and temporary air monitors along with low-cost sensor data and smoke plume visualizations.

The Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District will continue monitoring the air quality in the County and will provide additional advisories as air quality conditions evolve.

For more information call the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District at (209) 754-6588 or Calaveras County Health and Human Services at (209) 754-6448.
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Forest fires
Posted on: 2020-09-15 04:18:22   By: Anonymous
 
how about spi cleaning up their precious land that they won't let us cut a little firewood. F**k spi

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-09-15 07:19:17   By: Anonymous
 
After Trump claimed that poor forest management was main cause of fires, Gov. Newsom politely noted that 57% of California's forest land is federally owned.

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    Posted on: 2020-09-15 07:26:29   By: Anonymous
     
    Fuk Trump and his saporrters.

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      Posted on: 2020-09-15 09:22:17   By: Anonymous
       
      What a sap.

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    Posted on: 2020-09-15 07:31:41   By: Anonymous
     
    Do you think Trump has ever been in a forest? I think not.
    Hiked, watched wildlife, enjoyed wildflowers.
    He keeps talking about forests in Finland. Does he realize how far north latitude Finland is? Totally different forest and how it’s adapted to that area.

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      Posted on: 2020-09-15 08:00:44   By: Anonymous
       
      Of course he has , he plays golf

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        Posted on: 2020-09-15 08:57:16   By: Anonymous
         
        Of course Trump has never been in the forest, at least he gets on a golf course. Look at Biden, another city slicker who rarely gets out of his basement.
        You democrats sure have a vulgar, foul mouth, no doubt you're also BLM supporters who were hoping the two sheriff deputys in Compton would die when the BLM guy shot them

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          Posted on: 2020-09-15 09:07:25   By: Anonymous
           
          Everyone condems that violence, which has nothing to do with the democratic party. Random gang violence in LA has nothing to do with the Black Lives Matter movement.
          You're being dense to conform the world to your beliefs.

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            Posted on: 2020-09-15 09:31:47   By: Anonymous
             
            Keep telling yourself that fool. When they come for clueless you it will be like taking candy from a baby for them.

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              Posted on: 2020-09-15 09:38:11   By: Anonymous
               
              I’m not scared of black people coming for me, that’s so laughable!

              I feel bad for you that you’re scared of your fellow man.

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                Posted on: 2020-09-15 09:40:15   By: Anonymous
                 
                Idiot, I did not say they were black.

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                Posted on: 2020-09-15 09:51:41   By: Anonymous
                 
                It's a civil war dumbo, we see what side you are on.

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                  Posted on: 2020-09-15 09:53:52   By: Anonymous
                   
                  We don’t need a civil war. You know who wants us to believe that? Russia, China, and Iran. Don’t let them weaken us like that.

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                    Posted on: 2020-09-15 09:58:02   By: Anonymous
                     
                    Oh...now you say us. You are not us, stop jumping back and forth. You are easily read.

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                      Posted on: 2020-09-15 10:05:15   By: Anonymous
                       
                      I’m born and raised here in Calaveras. How am I not “us”?

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                        Posted on: 2020-09-15 20:40:16   By: Anonymous
                         
                        ^You were reared here?

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                Posted on: 2020-09-15 09:54:36   By: Anonymous
                 
                Not scared at all. Been preparing for this festering mess for a long time.

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                  Posted on: 2020-09-15 10:06:29   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Turn off Tucker Carson and Co. and stop being afraid of other Americans.

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                    Posted on: 2020-09-15 20:41:18   By: Anonymous
                     
                    Here's how far we've fallen. Trucker Carlson is being talked up for the Repubs 2024 nominee.

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          Posted on: 2020-09-15 09:29:46   By: Anonymous
           
          How incredibly stupid can you be? If you had half a brain you would be dangerous. All the information in the world sitting there at your fingertips but you open your mouth without seeking any of it.

          The Impact of Fire on Finnish Forests in the Past and Today
          https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-94-015-8737-2_4

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            Posted on: 2020-09-15 09:41:26   By: Anonymous
             
            Finland: The most heavily forested country in Europe
            http://www.metla.fi/suomen-metsat/index-en.htm

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      Posted on: 2020-09-15 09:48:23   By: Anonymous
       
      Trump was Right About “Raking” Finnish Forests
      https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/trump-was-right-about--raking-finnish-forests

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        Posted on: 2020-09-15 20:43:18   By: Anonymous
         
        Climate change deniers are very illiterate. And Finland? Hello, it borders the Atlantic, a totally different scenario than the U.S. and its facing the Pacific. Cannot relate the two. Total different atmospheric conditions. Fuk Trump.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-09-15 09:02:33   By: Anonymous
 
Worst air quality in the World now. It use to be Calif had the worst air quality in the US, but now? The worst on the PLANET!
Thanks Democrats, thanks Newsom

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    Posted on: 2020-09-15 20:44:11   By: Anonymous
     
    You are an uneducated buffoon. Probably born here.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-09-15 11:20:09   By: Anonymous
 
Make no mistake about it, even if you’re a Trumper in little ol’ Calaveras County Donald Trump does NOT give one SH/T about you because he knows California as a whole does not support him.

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    Posted on: 2020-09-15 15:01:56   By: Anonymous
     
    Maybe in numbers only. Look at the voting demographics in calif. That’s why there is the electoral college. Go State of Jefferson! Lol

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-09-15 20:44:47   By: Anonymous
       
      Keep dreamin the dream nimrod.

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