California – Fires Prompt Air Quality Warning

Air quality officials are warning San Joaquin Valley residents of potential health hazards because of increasing ozone levels and smoke from lingering wildfires. The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District issued an air alert, the second this year, on Monday for San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings and Tulare Counties and parts of Kern County. Officials have advised people in those counties to reduce prolonged exposure to the air and strenuous activities. High ozone levels also put the valley at risk for exceeding the one-hour federal ozone standard, which can trigger an annual $29 million penalty, paid by an assessment on businesses and through a $12 annual vehicle registration fee for drivers from Stockton to Bakersfield.

via California – Fires Prompt Air Quality Warning – NYTimes.com.

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