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Unhealthy Air In Forecast For Sacramento Valley Thursday

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio
 

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District said the region's air quality is forecast to be unhealthy for sensitive groups Thursday.

Lori Kobza with the AQMD said it's not expected to be a "Spare the Air" day, but some people may find their breathing affected.

"People who are already susceptible to ozone air pollution like those with asthma, upper-respiratory diseases, children, pregnant women, outdoor athletes, need to be aware of what air quality is doing during the day," said Kobza.

Kobza said the ozone reaches its worst level during the afternoon and early evening hours. She said high levels happen most often during the summer. The primary source of ground-level ozone is cars, trucks, buses, construction equipment and agricultural equipment.

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Ed Joyce

Former All Things Considered Anchor & Reporter

Ed Joyce is a former reporter and All Things Considered news anchor at Capital Public Radio. Ed is a veteran journalist with experience in a variety of news positions across all media platforms, including radio, television, web and print.   Read Full Bio