Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) has issued an Air Quality Advisory through Saturday, January 8 at 6 p.m.
Cold and stagnant weather conditions in the Grand Valley have allowed fine particulate matter concentrations to climb into the Moderate category on Saturday.
People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should reduce prolonged or heavy indoor and outdoor exertion through the advisory period.
Public Health Recommendations to Improve Air Quality
Mesa County Public Health is asking residents to take action to improve air quality while these conditions exist. To help you can:
- Reduce the number of trips you take in your car. Consider carpooling or using local transit options.
- Be sure your tires are properly inflated.
- Only burn if the wood stove or fire is your primary source of heat.
- Consider using gas logs instead of wood.
- If you have a wood stove, Learn Before you Burn; check the Wood Stove Database to ensure your setup is certified.
For more information on air quality conditions and alerts, including real-time readings through a community-sourced monitoring system called Purple Air, visit the air quality page of our website at health.mesacounty.us.