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Air quality advisory issued for smoke due to New Year's Eve fireworks

Joyce Lupiani

Air quality advisory issued for smoke due to New Year's Eve fireworks

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Dec 29, 2011

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV ) -- The Clark County Department of Air Quality and Environmental Management is issuing an advisory that will be in effect Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for potentially elevated levels of smoke due to New Year's Eve fireworks.

According to the DAQEM, cold weather combined with calm air and a temperature inversion may cause smoke and dust to remain at a low elevation, increasing the concentration of air pollution.

This increased level of air pollution could aggravate respiratory diseases such as bronchitis and asthma.

It may be best for children, the elderly and people with respiratory diseases to stay indoors under smoky conditions.

Other suggestions include limiting outdoor exertion if you do have to go outside, keep your windows closed, and use your prescription allergy medication or over-the-counter hay fever or sinus medications if you experience symptoms of itchy eyes, runny nose or congestion.

 

 

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.