Smog Causes 'Yellow Burn' Day

Smog Causes 'Yellow Burn' Day

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Meteorologist Grant Weyman reportingIt's hard to miss. All that haze in the valley.

It looked bad yesterday, but today, it's actually unhealthy, bringing about the Wasatch Front's first 'yellow burn' day of the season.

Remember, A yellow burn day basically means don't use the fireplace if you don't have to. The real area of concern is Salt Lake and Davis counties.

Smog Causes 'Yellow Burn' Day

The Air Quality folks tell us that the air in S.L. and Davis county is in the unhealthful range. Tthe same is true for downtown. Utah and Weber counties in the meantime, are in the moderate range.

So who is at risk today? Elderly, people with respiratory problems, and because they breathe more than adults do, children are also at risk.

Cheryl Heying, Division of Air Quality: "They're breathing much more in a period of a minute. And when you exercise, you breath deeper. The particles can get lodged inside your lungs. Several health studies that show serious health effects."

Smog Causes 'Yellow Burn' Day

So again, it's that time of year again. You might want to hold off your outdoor exercising today, and try to limit your driving, if that is possible.

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