Valley Air District warns of blowing dust

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) The Valley Air District issued a warning Thursday for blowing dust through Friday.

The health caution is in effect for the valley portion of Kern County and parts or all of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties.

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Winds may produce areas of localized blowing dust, which can result in unhealthy concentrations of particulate matter that aggravate lung disease, trigger asthma attacks and bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections, the Valley Air District said.