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Local air quality considered ‘moderate to good’ despite haziness of smoke

Posted at 3:34 PM, Nov 10, 2018

Experts with the Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control Districts are closely monitoring air quality closely as smoke from nearby fires seeps into our region.

On Saturday, officials deemed Paso Robles and Atascadero air quality to be ‘moderate.’ Elsewhere in San Luis Obispo County, air quality has been deemed ‘good.’

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In Santa Barbara County, Carpinteria was deemed to have ‘moderate’ air quality. Elsewhere, air quality is good.

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When smoke in the air is obvious, SLO County Air Quality officials say it’s best to avoid strenuous outdoor activities and to remain indoors as much as possible.

Those who are elderly, young, have existing respiratory illnesses or heart conditions are most vulnerable to the effects of declining air quality.