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Fires create border to border air quality concern

 


From Okanogan to Goldendale, air quality presently in Central Washington is “unhealthy” for people of all ages, according to Washington Department of Ecology.

In Ellensburg, Yakima and Moses Lake air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups and of moderate concern in Goldendale, White Swan, and Walla Walla County.

Residents are advised to take common sense health precautions, consider advisories and alerts from their local health departments and consult with their personal physicians. Schools and athletic directors should consult with their local health authorities or medical personnel to determine when to curtail outdoor activities.

The biggest health threat comes from the fine part...



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