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Nipomo air quality decreases due to blowing dust, sand

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San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District

NIPOMO, Calif. - The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) sent out a warning Wednesday to let residents know that air quality was lower than normal around the Oceano Dunes and Nipomo area.

The APCD said this drop in quality was caused by blowing dust and sand that was forecasted to occur between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Similar drops in quality are expected on Thursday and Friday.

Very sensitive individuals such as infants, children and adults with respiratory or heart conditions may experience adverse health impacts during these periods.

If dust and sand are visible in the air, the APCD recommends all adults and children avoid strenuous outdoor activity. Residents should to stay indoors as much as possible and set any heating, air-conditioning and ventilation systems to recirculation.

If you experience any health problems in an area where dust and sand are blowing, you are advised to consult a doctor.

The APCD of SLO County said it will continue to monitor air pollution levels throughout the region.

Visit the APCD website to see current air quality conditions as well as future forecasts for SLO County.

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