Those of you living within Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties are well aware of the many fires that are burning around us. As you know, smoke from wildfires damages air quality, which can adversely affect COPD patients more significantly than it does the general population. The South Coast Air Quality Management District has identified the following areas as suffering from the lowest air quality due to the fires at the time of this article’s publication. Check the AQMD website for updates on areas affected:

West San Fernando Valley (Forecast Area 6)
East San Fernando Valley (Forecast Area 7)
Southwest Los Angeles County Coastal (Forecast Area 3)
Northwest Los Angeles County Coastal (Forecast Area 2)

If you have COPD, it’s especially important to take measures to protect your lungs when air quality is compromised. The California Thoracic Society has published an excellent resource called “10 Tips For Staying Healthy During Wild Fires.” We recommend you read it now and take action to protect your health. Click here to read the article.

How To Protect Your Lungs During the California Wildfires
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6 thoughts on “How To Protect Your Lungs During the California Wildfires

  • December 14, 2017 at 8:48 am
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    I am unable to find where one clicks to read the article.

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    • December 21, 2017 at 12:56 pm
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      You’re quite right – the links dropped out somehow – thank you for letting us know! We’ve added them back in. You can now click the link in the article above to reach the 10 Tips article.

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  • December 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm
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    link doesn’t work

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    • December 21, 2017 at 12:57 pm
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      Thank you for letting us know! We’ve corrected the missing links problem. You can now click through from the linked text above.

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  • December 15, 2017 at 8:16 am
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    Above article cites “10 Tips For Staying Healthy During Wild Fires.” We recommend you read it now and take action to protect your health. Click here to read the article.” There is no place to Click here to read the article from the California Thoracic Society. Can you help?

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    • December 21, 2017 at 12:59 pm
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      Sorry about that, Dorothy, and thank you for letting us know. The links have now been restored. Please click on them above to reach the 20 Tips article and the air quality website.

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