Downtown Los Angeles in the heat
A smoggy day in downtown Los Angeles. Photo courtesy Emergency Management Department

The South Coast Air Quality Management District warned that air quality would be unhealthful Wednesday for sensitive groups in metropolitan Los Angeles and the Riverside and San Bernardino areas.

Sensitive groups includes heart patients and people suffering from asthma and other respiratory diseases. The Los Angeles County Department of Health said people who fall in that category should “minimize outdoor activities.”

The department also warned schools in the areas forecast to have poor air quality to be particularly attuned to the needs of children with heart disease, asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases. They “should not participate in outdoor physical activity and should stay indoors,” the statement said.

Much of L.A., Riverside and San Bernardo counties will be breathing air of moderate quality Wednesday, as will all of Orange County.

—City News Service

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