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Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D.

January 16, 2014

Due to the Colby brushfire burning in the Angeles National Forest, please be advised of some health tips when wildfires or brushfires are burning in nearby communities.

The smoke from this fire has particles that include natural material, like trees and brush, as well as other harmful particles like lead. Those who suffer from asthma or other respiratory issues should take extra precautions and try to stay indoors away from the smoke. Many of the schools in our Senate district are limiting outdoor student activities as a result.

If an advisory has been issued in your area to stay indoors, keep doors and windows closed and try to keep the air inside your home as fresh as possible. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention advises people not to use paper dust masks designed for blocking large particles, such as sawdust, because those masks will not protect you from wildfire smoke.

As a reminder, please make sure that you have at least a 3-day emergency supply kit readily available for you and each one of your family members.

Local air quality reports continue to be updated. Check the Air Quality Management District website for hourly updates at and Los Angeles County Fire at or with your local fire department.

As always, my office is a resource to you. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at (626) 430-2499.


California State Senator
24th Senate District

California State Senator Ed Hernandez - District 22
22nd Senate District encompasses the cities and communities of the San Gabriel Valley, which include: Alhambra, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, South San Gabriel, Rosemead, El Monte, South El Monte, Baldwin Park, Irwindale, Industry, Avocado Heights, La Puente, Valinda, West Covina, Vincent, Azusa, Citrus, Covina, Temple City, Arcadia and surrounding neighborhoods.
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