Northern Valley Indian Health is a private, nonprofit tribal organization that has been providing medical and dental services since 1971.
PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY
In wake of the wildfires throughout California and increased air pollution, Northern Valley Indian Health is issuing an air quality advisory.
Currently the EPA has deemed the air quality to have reached a level considered hazardous (exceeding a pollution index of 301) in many parts of Butte, Yolo, and Glenn Counties. This means that exposure to the air can be extremely harmful and unhealthy.
The number one thing that people can do, is stay inside with all windows closed.
We are aware that many people have lost their homes, and this may not be an option. If you have taken shelter in your car, please use the recirculation setting for the air conditioning to minimize exposure to outside air. For additional information about shelters and evacuation centers, visit: /www.buttecounty.net.
Those at highest risk are infants, children, the elderly, and pregnant women. People with immune deficiencies, respiratory issues, and heart conditions should also be very cautious. The smoke has polluted air to levels that will cause varying degrees of health concerns for these communities.
We are advising that all parents monitor their children’s activity and recommend that children refrain from outdoor sports and activities during this time.
If you or a family member has been exposed to the air for too long and are experiencing the following symptoms, please reach out to your physician and depending on severity, call 911.
Shortness of breath
Headaches and nausea
Dizziness and confusion
For more information on current air levels, visit 412-341-0050.
All Patients Welcome
Thank you for being a patient of Northern Valley Indian Health. Our goal is to provide our patients with quality compassionate care. Your feedback is valuable as it provides us with information that enables us to meet the needs of our patients.
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