August 27, 2014
From the Washoe County Health Department:
Current AQI Range: Moderate (Fine Particulates)
Health Message: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
The woodburning color code is YELLOW. Residents of the Truckee Meadows are strongly encouraged to voluntarily reduce using their fireplaces, wood stoves, and pellet stoves until conditions improve. Reducing burning now can help prevent air pollution from reaching unhealthy levels.
If you must use your fireplace, woodstove, or pellet stove, then remember to:
Use only dry, seasoned wood;
Build small, hot fires instead of large smoldering ones;
Give your fire a generous air supply; and
Never burn trash including newspapers and magazines.
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