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For Immediate Release:

October 30, 2007

Updated Health Alert #7: Air quality improves in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, Los Angeles County is now experiencing improved air quality, because of increased control of wildfire activity and more favorable weather conditions. Recommendations on restricting physical activity are now lifted throughout Los Angeles County.

"Schools within Los Angeles County may resume regular outdoor sports and physical activity programs if they have not already done so," said Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, County Health Officer and Public Health Director.

For more detailed information about air quality related to the wildfires, visit the South Coast Air Quality Management District's website at or call 1- 800-CUT-SMOG (288-7664).

The Department of Public Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of the nearly 10 million residents of Los Angeles County. Through a variety of programs, community partnerships and services, Public Health oversees environmental health, disease control, and community and family health. Public Health comprises more than 4,000 employees and an annual budget exceeding $750 million.

South Coast Air Quality Management District | LA County Department of Public Health