Many of my friends have been evacuated from the wildfire happening close to Azusa near our headquarters office. The South Coast Air Quality Management District advises to keep you on alert.Listen to your local news and weather forecast to see if any areas worsen are to take precaution and plan accordingly. As a result to the wildfire, temporary mobile air quality monitors to better asses the air quality in these areas during the wildfire. These mobile monitors are places temporarily to acquire additional data on the air quality.
According to The South Coast Air Quality Management District,”While the ash and smoke are visible reminders of the pollution currently impacting our area, be even more cautious of the fine particles you can’t see. These particles, which are invisible to the naked eye, bypass our natural defense system and lodge into our lungs. They can cause irritation, and over the long-term cause decreased lung function. They also make us more susceptible to developing diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and possibly cancer.” We will be alerted on the wildfire and hope that the families who have been evacuated can return to their home safely as well to those who are trying to retain the fire from spreading. Below is an informative video on how you can protect yourself from wildfire smoke.