[LACo Public Health] – According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in East San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, West San Gabriel Valley, East San Gabriel Valley and San Gabriel Mountains this weekend.
Los Angeles County Interim Health Officer, Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, MD, MPH, advises people living or working in the East San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, West San Gabriel Valley, East San Gabriel Valley and San Gabriel Mountains areas with heart disease, asthma or other respiratory diseases to minimize outdoor activities.
Schools with children who have sensitive conditions, including heart disease, asthma, and other chronic respiratory diseases, should not participate in outdoor physical activity and should stay indoors as much as possible.
The Department of Public Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of the nearly 10 million residents of Los Angeles County. Through a variety of programs, community partnerships and services, Public Health oversees environmental health, disease control, and community and family health. Public Health comprises nearly 4,000 employees and has an annual budget exceeding $900 million. To learn more about Public Health and the work we do please visit http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.