CLARK COUNTY (KTNV) – The Clark County’s Department of the Environment and Sustainability issued a notice of smoke and high levels of fine particles (PM2.5) caused by fireworks on New Years Eve and on January 1st for December 31st and January 1st December 1st may arise New Year.
Despite the cancellation of fireworks and festivals on the Strip and across Clark County due to COVID-19 concerns, fireworks set off by individuals in the neighborhood can still cause smoke and particle pollution.
NEW YEAR IN LAS VEGAS:
Smoke is made up of small particles of dust and other pollutants that can exacerbate respiratory diseases and contribute to ground level ozone formation. PM2.5 is caused by vehicle exhaust fumes and wood smoke.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, people with breathing problems, heart disease, young children, or the elderly are among the people who may be most sensitive to elevated levels of particulate matter and ozone.
Ask your doctor if you have any illness that makes you sensitive to air quality conditions.
TIPS FOR LIMITING PERSONAL SMOKE EXPOSURE
- Limit outdoor exposure on days with a high percentage of fine particles in the air. Exercise makes you breathe harder and increases the number of particles you are likely to breathe.
- Keep windows and doors closed.
- Consider replacing your indoor air filters if they become dirty
Visit AirQuality.ClarkCountyNV.gov for the latest air quality information from the county.