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Air Quality “Red Alert” in SF & Bay Area | November 10

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Saturday, November 10, 2018 - All Day | Cost: FREE
All Over the Bay Area | California

Event Details

An Air Quality Advisory has been issued for the entire Bay Region due to the Butte County Fire. As of 9am on 11/10/18  current air quality in San Francisco is RED/UNHEALTHY, but may fluctuate due to high winds affecting smoke from the fire.

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Air Quality Safety Tips + Mask Info

Everyone may begin to experience health effects, and members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects. Smoke from wildfires and structure fires can affect health: eye and throat irritation, coughing, and difficulty breathing.

If you can see, taste, or feel smoke, you should immediately avoid or minimize outdoor activities, or travel to a location not affected by smoke, if you can. This is especially important if you have health concerns, are elderly, pregnant, or have a child in your care.

You need the correct mask Simple surgical masks won’t help – You need N95 or N100 masks with two straps that fit around your head – you can find them at Home Depot, Lowe’s, Discount Builders Supply, Cliff’s, Cole Hardware and other hardware stores – Where to buy N95 or N100 masks (Curbed)

Please follow the following tips to protect yourself and your loved ones. Active children and adults, and people with heart disease or respiratory disease such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Masks such as the N-95 are not effective for untrained users (or ill-fitted masks on people with beards) and may be dangerous for people with lung or heart conditions. N-95 masks may be helpful for people who must work outdoors if properly fitted.  Read more at sf72.org

Red Alert Updates – What Does it Mean?

People with heart or lung disease, older adults, children and teens – take any of these steps to reduce your exposure:

  • Avoid strenuous outdoor activities.
  • Keep outdoor activities short.
  • Consider moving physical activities indoors or rescheduling them.

Everyone else – take any of these steps to reduce your exposure:

  • Choose less strenuous activities (like walking instead of running) so you don’t breathe as hard.
  • Shorten the amount of time you are active outdoors.
  • Be active outdoors when air quality is better.

San Francisco Filtered Air Facilities

See map below for public places you can go to escape the poor air quality. Be sure to check the hours of operation for each facility before you go.

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