• Northern California now has world's worst air quality

    1 month ago - By New York Post

    Some areas of Northern California that were ravaged by the deadly Camp Fire now have the worst air quality in the world, new readings show. The US Environmental Protection Agency's Air Quality Index assigns numbered scores based on how harmful prolonged exposure would be, with levels between 201 and 300 deemed “very unhealthy.” In the...
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  • As Camp Fire Pushes Smoke Into San Francisco, These Companies Are Giving Employees Free Face Masks

    As Camp Fire Pushes Smoke Into San Francisco, These Companies Are Giving Employees Free Face Masks

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    With the Camp Fire still raging in Northern California and winds pushing smoke south, San Francisco has the worst air quality in the world as of Thursday, according to IQAir's world air quality and pollution city rankings. Many people are wearing face masks to keep the smoke and ash out of their lungs as they go about their lives.
    The California Department of Public Health provides a full explanation about how to choose and best use the correct mask to protect against wildfire smoke, and how often to replace your mask. CDPH recommends particulate respirators, and those masks will bear such...
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  • Northern California Officially Has the World's Worst Air Quality, as Its Fires Continue to Rage

    Northern California Officially Has the World's Worst Air Quality, as Its Fires Continue to Rage

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    San Francisco and other cities in Northern California have some of the worst air quality in the world as smoke from the deadly and destructive Camp Fire enshrouds the region with toxic smoke.
    Air quality conditions in the Bay Area went from “dangerous” to “ very dangerous ” in San Francisco, Oakland, and other cities Thursday. On Friday, conditions grew even worse, with some readings moving from “very dangerous” to “hazardous”-the EPA's most severe category of air quality, which triggers “a health warning of emergency conditions.”
    According to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District...
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