Air Quality Alert
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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Air Quality Alert Message
Relayed by National Weather Service Medford OR
350 AM PST Thu Nov 30 2023

Including the cities of Medford, Ashland, Howard Prairie,
Siskiyou Summit, Grants Pass, Merlin, Wilderville, Altamont, Olene,
Klamath Falls, and Midland
350 AM PST Thu Nov 30 2023


Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Air
Pollution effect until 10 AM PST Thursday.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality
advisory for Jackson and Josephine County and the Klamath Falls.
Check current air quality conditions and advisories on DEQ’s Air
Quality Index or by downloading the OregonAIR on your app on your

Many county health and local air agencies have also issued wood
burning restrictions limiting the use of wood stoves, fireplaces and
outdoor burning. There are often exceptions for those who use wood
exclusively to heat their homes and those with limited income. Check
with your local heath or air agency for current restrictions.

People can take the following precautions to protect their health:

- Follow local burn restrictions to prevent deteriorating air
- Avoid strenuous outdoor activity during periods of poor air quality.
- People with heart or lung problems and young children are
  especially vulnerable. These people should stay indoors while smoke
  levels are high.
- Use certified High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters in
  indoor heating, ventilation, cooling and air purification systems.
- Avoid using wood-burning stoves and other sources of indoor smoke
  if possible.

DEQ’s color-coded Air Quality Index provides current air quality
conditions and ranks air quality as follows: Green is good. Yellow is
moderate. Orange is unhealthy for sensitive groups such as children,
the elderly, pregnant women and those with respiratory conditions.
Red is unhealthy for everyone. Purple is very unhealthy for all
groups. Maroon is hazardous.

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