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Wildfire Smoke Tanks Air Quality Across Northern California

Wildfire Smoke Tanks Air Quality Across Northern California

"If you smell smoke in the air due to the wildfires, you can stay indoors to limit your exposure - of course close your doors and windows - and you can also run your air conditioning if you have one, making sure that your fresh air intake is closed and your air filter is clean", she added.

The district issued an air quality advisory this morning, saying the particulate matter in the smoke had generated an air quality index of 194 as of 6 a.m. Parents and school administrators should check air quality readings before allowing children to practice outdoor sports, according to the air district.

"The North Bay fires have devastated families, homes, businesses, and schools across the region and as first responders work tirelessly to put out the fires and aid those in need, Bay Area sports teams are unified in supporting relief efforts".

The teams have established a YouCaring site www.youcaring.com/firerelief for fans to donate whatever they can to support the victims of these devastating fires.

One could argue it wouldn't make much difference for Chargers fans, who haven't exactly filled the StubHub Center this season.

"The health and safety of all students, faculty and staff is my top priority".

This post is based on a story by KQED, which is being periodically updated with the most recent air quality numbers.

Consider, in some cases, leaving the region until air quality improves. Air district officials also asked that people avoid any activities like wood burning, lawn mowing, leaf blowing, driving or barbecuing that can add to the air pollution.

Student Health Services has seen a number of students with respiratory conditions throughout the week, but traffic has increased due to Wong's email, according to Medan. University Human Resources is exploring how to expand that drive to include donating personal care items to fire victims through charitable organizations in the North Bay.