County issues health alert due to smoky air

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. Sensitive individuals at greatest risk include those with heart disease or lung diseases, including emphysema, asthma and chronic lung problems. These individuals should monitor their condition and be vigilant about taking their medicines as prescribed by their doctor. If their symptoms worsen, they should contact their doctor. In addition, the elderly are more susceptible to the effects of smoke and dust and should be contacted to be sure they are not feeling any ill effects and understand how to limit their exposure. Individuals with asthma should keep their “as needed” inhalers with them at all times. Residents outside these affected areas should be aware that the presence of smoky odors and ash are not necessarily cause for health concerns. However, sensitive individuals should continue to monitor their condition and consult their physician if their symptoms worsen. Staying indoors can somewhat reduce exposure to smoke and dust, and keeping doors and windows closed while running the air conditioner is a good idea. Residents should check the filters on their air conditioners and replace them regularly. Indoor air filtration devices with HEPA filters can reduce the level of particles that circulate indoors. For more detailed information about air quality related to the wildfires, visit the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s website at www.aqmd.gov or call 1-800-CUT-SMOG (288-7664). The Department of Public Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of the nearly 10 million residents of Los Angeles County. Through a variety of programs, community partnerships and services, Public Health overseas environmental health, disease control, and community and family health. Public Health comprises more than 4,000 employees and an annual budget exceeding $750 million. To learn more about Public Health and the work we do, please visit http://www.lapublichealth.org. The Los Angeles County Health Officer is issuing a health alert due to the smoke and associated air pollution from fires in Malibu Canyon, Canyon Country, and the Santa Clarita area. Smoke from these fires includes small particles and gases that can cause health problems. “Despite significant efforts toward fire containment, air quality in some parts of the County is being adversely affected by the fires,” said Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, Director of Public Health and County Health Officer. “Small air particles carrying through Los Angeles County can have adverse health effects, and will be particularly unhealthful for sensitive individuals. Those individuals should avoid strenuous outdoor activities.” Health officials recommend that “all individuals exercise caution and avoid unnecessary outdoor activities, and sensitive individuals limit prolonged exertion in smoke impacted areas. Schools in these areas should take care to assure that sensitive students also limit their outdoor physical activity such as engaging in strenuous team sports.” In addition, due to strong Santa Ana wind conditions in the passes and canyons in Los Angeles County, concentrations of dust particles may also cause unhealthy air quality. All individuals are urged to exercise caution and minimize outdoor activities and sensitive individuals should limit prolonged exertion in the dust impacted areas as well. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Tottenham player ratings as Juan Foyth redeems himself against Palace

first_imgTottenham sent a message to their title rivals with a gritty 1-0 victory away at Crystal Palace.A first Premier League goal for Juan Foyth proved decisive as a below-par Spurs went level on points with Chelsea and Liverpool.The 20-year-old nodded in from point-blank range in the 66th minute to redeem himself after a torrid display against Wolves last week. Juan Foyth bagged the winner 4 4 4 Dele Alli saw plenty of the ball Eric Lamela – 5The Argentine was fairly wasteful in possession, but credit to him for always trying to force the issue.Harry Kane – 5He did well to win the header which led to the goal, however that was his only meaningful contribution.Serge Aurier (Sub) – 6Much like Davies on the other side, Aurier got forward well and got plenty of decent crosses into the box.Heung-Min Son (Sub) – 5The substitute had a great chance to double his side’s lead in stoppage time but he couldn’t make the most of it. Palace, without talisman Wilfried Zaha, sparked into life in the closing stages and Alexander Sorloth spurned a glorious chance at the death.But their troubled time in front of goal continued as Spurs made it four consecutive wins.How did the rest of Mauricio Pochettino’s men perform? Scroll down to find out.Hugo Lloris – 6The skipper didn’t have much to do, but that didn’t prevent a couple of heart-in-mouth moments. He flapped at a corner before skewing a clearance straight to Andros Townsend. But he made up for it with a superb stop from Sorloth late-on. There were highs and lows for Lloris Kieran Trippier – N/AForced off injured early in the game. Spurs will hope it’s nothing too serious.Toby Alderweireld – 7The calming influence in Tottenham’s back line, as always.Juan Foyth – 8Redemption! It was a nervy start from the youngster, who struggled to shake off those two conceded penalties at Wolves last week. But he grew into the game and bagged his first Spurs goal. 4 Ben Davies – 6Tottenham’s greatest threat came from wide and Davies’ delivery was on the money every time.Moussa Sissoko – 7A couple of bulldozing runs had the travelling fans chanting his name and his Spurs career is certainly going from strength-to strength.Victor Wanyama – 5He looked like a player returning from injury too early and the game largely passed him by.Lucas Moura – 7The Brazilian must be such a nightmare to play against. He is always busy and caused real problems for the Palace defence.Dele Alli – 6At the scene of his most famous goal, he couldn’t provide that sort of magic. He was neat and tidy without being cutting and incisive, excluding one brilliant pass to Eric Lamela. It was a night to remember for Juan Foyth last_img read more