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Health advisory on wildfire smoke

  Health Advisory – Wildfire Smoke (press release from Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson) Although not yet as bad as last year, residents and visitors to the Eastern Sierra are experiencing smoke coming through the passes primarily from the French Fire. A reprieve yesterday brought the false hope that the worst was over; however, fires […]

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Dust pollution declared carcinogenic

This month, the World Health Organization declared air pollution a human carcinogen, calling it a leading cause of cancer deaths globally. The WHO labeled air pollution as the highest of the agency’s four-level classification system. What about the Owens Dry Lake dust? Air Pollution Control District Director Ted Schade responded to our questions about that. […]

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