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Health advisory and Spare the Air alerts in effect for Bay Area

Health advisory and Spare the Air alerts in effect for Bay Area

Breezometer culls together data from satellites, government monitoring stations, traffic and weather outlets to construct hyperlocal air quality indexes.

The problems extend into the South Bay, KRON 4 reports, as the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department has issued a health advisory warning residents to stay indoors.

Smoke from fires can cause lung disease, asthma attacks and increase the risks of heart attacks and strokes, Valley Air officials said.

Officials warn that very fine smoke particles, a fraction of the size of a human hair, can lodge in the lungs and, particularly in some vulnerable populations, do damage. In accordance with San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District recommendations - if you can see or smell smoke, the air quality is poor and outdoor activity should be limited.

"This is not the kind of thing that you want to have people out running and breathing in", Fasano said. That is the same amount of pollutants that all of California's 35 million cars produce in a year.

School has been canceled for the Fairfield-Suisun School District for the rest of the week. "We're happy to do our part, along with the other pro teams in the region, to help rebuild our community stronger than ever".

According to the Enviromental Protection Agency, both short- and long-term exposures to high levels of PM2.5 concentrations have been shown to lead to harmful health effects, including links to death. Residents in Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties should try to stay inside buildings with air conditioning.

People take pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge as smoke from wildfires covers the San Francisco skyline Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.

A series of deadly California wildfires have burned through some 170,000 acres statewide, but heavy smoke from the disaster zones drifted farther still as pesky particles of dust, ash and soot entered the lungs of residents almost 100 miles away. Scarves or bandanas won't help either. It's important that you wear the respirator correctly, however.

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