(Imperial Valley Air Quality Alert)….It was issued at 9:00 Monday morning.
The Alert is for the Calexico Ethel Street monitoring station. They report very high levels of PM 2.5, for an Air Quality Condition of Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. PM 2.5 is a finite particulate matter, created mostly from vehicle emissions. The Sensitive Groups include people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children. The Environmental Protection Agency cautions those in the sensitive groups reduce prolonged or heavy exertion, until the levels of particulate matter are lower. Air Quality conditions for the rest of the County are reported as Good.