Fairbanks fine particulates (PM 2.5) reached levels considered UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS for the first time this winter today.
Dirty air returned just in time to expose out-of-town experts arriving for the Borough workshop on PM 2.5 and health tomorrow.
Our big questions:
What precautions are school principals and nurses taking today to protect the health of children?
Are healthy children out at recess today? What about children with asthma?
Every healthy child is in the “sensitive groups” category. Children with asthma and other medical conditions are “unusually sensitive.”
Schools need real-time, site-specific PM 2.5 information to know whether children should be allowed outside for recess today and whether indoor air quality is safe.