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Air Quality Declared “Unhealthy” By Health Department
Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Air quality in some central Idaho mountains has reached an “Unhealthy for sensitive groups” or “Unhealthy” designation, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Division of Public Health is alerting people to limit outdoor activity. The Department of Environmental Quality is forecasting unhealthy levels for areas of Boise, Elmore, Blaine, Camas and Custer counties. Because of wildfire activity and weather patterns, air quality conditions are not expected to significantly improve through this week.
People exposed to smoke may experience symptoms such as coughing and shortness of breath. Older adults, infants, children and people with medical conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and heart disease are often more affected. People who use inhalers for asthma or other conditions should keep them close at hand. People are advised to seek medical treatment for uncontrolled coughing, wheezing, choking, or if they have difficulty breathing once they move back indoors.