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Poor To Hazardous Air Prompts Advisory For Majority of Oregon

Brian Bull

Most of Oregon is under an air quality advisory between now through at least noon, Monday. 

Dylan Darling of the state Department of Environmental Quality says there are two prime causes behind the bad air.

Credit fire.airnow.gov / EPA

“We are seeing effects from wildfire smoke and smog, or ozone pollution. Stay inside if possible. You might want to keep your windows and doors closed. Avoid strenuous outdoor activity.”

Darling advises monitoring air quality through DEQ’s online index, or the OregonAIR app for smartphones.

Severe smoke and smog can worsen some medical conditions.  Young children, pregnant women, seniors, and people with heart or lung disease are most at risk.

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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