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Canadian Wildfires Affecting Air Quality in the Region; Please Take Precautions

The Northampton Department of Health and Human Services released an advisory today about the poor air quality we are experiencing due to Canadian wildfires as well as the precautions we should take to stay healthy. Sarita Hudson was quoted in the press release.

Precautions you can take:

  • Sensitive groups should limit outdoor activity (Sensitive groups include people with heart and lung disease like COPD or asthma, older adults, children, and people with diabetes)
  • If you have asthma, keep quick relief medication handy
  • Keep windows and doors shut
  • Use air conditioning on recirculation setting
  • If you do not fall into a sensitive group, avoid prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors and take frequent breaks

Read the Press Release Now!

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