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Health Officials Warn About Air Quality – Transylvania County NC


November 14, 2016

The forecast for today calls for Code Red or “Unhealthy” conditions in the far southwestern part of North Carolina, including Transylvania County. This poses a health risk for all people, with a higher risk for children, older adults, and those with heart and lung conditions, including asthma.

Public health officials recommend that people monitor air quality conditions and “take it easy” or limit physical activity on days when the air quality conditions are Code Orange or higher. Fine particles, like those that come from wildfires and burning wood, can penetrate deeply into the lun...

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