(Tis the season)….For Holiday shopping.

That means long lines coming across the Border. The long lanes mean air pollution in Calexico. For much of this weekend air quality in the Border City has been listed as Unhealthy or Unhealthy For Sensitive Groups. This is due to very high levels of PM 2.5, a finite particulate matter created mostly from vehicle emissions. Air quality in the rest of the county has bounced from Good to moderate. When air quality reaches Unhealthy levels, it is suggested that those with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and young children remain indoors and avoid heavy exertion.