UPDATE: Air quality smoke alert extended through Friday

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) –An air quality smoke advisory has been extended through Friday as smoke from wildfires in California continue to drift into the Las Vegas valley.

The Clark County Department of Environment and Sustainability (DES) says smoke is made of small dust particles and other pollutants that can aggravate respiratory diseases and contribute to ground-level ozone formation.

Individuals with respiratory problems, cardiac disease, young children or seniors may be sensitive to this air quality conditions.

The advisory, issued earlier to run through Tuesday, was extended to run through Wednesday in a news release just before 11 a.m.

HELPFUL TIPS TO LIMIT PERSONAL EXPOSURE TO SMOKE:

  • Limit outdoor exertion on days with high levels of fine particles in the air. Exercise makes you breathe heavier and increases the amount of particulates you are likely to inhale.
  • Keep windows and doors closed.
  • Consider changing your indoor air filters if they are dirty.

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