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Pollution alert: Welcome to summer, just don't inhale

June 22, 2011 | 11:37 am


It's only Day 2 of summer and the air already is unhealthful for folks with heart disease, asthma and other respiratory ailment in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

Here are the particulars:

"Los Angeles County Health Officer and Public Health Director Jonathan E. Fielding advises people living or working in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys with heart disease, asthma or other respiratory disease to minimize outdoor activities. Schools that have children with sensitive conditions, including heart disease, asthma, other chronic respiratory diseases, should not participate in PE or outdoor physical activity and should stay indoors as much as possible."


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Photo: Downtown Los Angeles bathed in smog. Credit: Nick Ut / Associated Press