Air Quality Issued For Parts Of South Dakota

(Pierre, SD) — An air quality alert for areas of South Dakota has been issued by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Department of Health. Both made the alerts yesterday for areas of the state where smoke from Canadian wildfires has settled. The pollution levels are greater than the National Ambient Air Quality Standard. Weather patterns have pushed smoke from those wildfires into South Dakota, putting people at-risk who have conditions like asthma, COPD, and heart disease. Pregnant women, older people and the very young are also at risk.

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