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June 25, 2014 4:07 PM

Modesto area community briefing

Blowing dust from gusty winds has prompted air pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement through Thursday throughout the eight-county air basin: Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties. Winds may produce areas of localized blowing dust, which can result in unhealthy concentrations of particulate matter 10 microns and smaller (PM10). Exposure to particulate pollution can cause serious health problems, aggravate lung disease, trigger asthma attacks and bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections. Where conditions warrant, people with heart or lung disease should follow their doctors’ advice for dealing with episodes of particulate exposure. Additionally, older adults and children should avoid prolonged exposure or heavy exertion, depending on their local conditions. For more information, visit http://www.valleyair.orgor call the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District office in Modesto, (209)557-6400.

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