Reporting Anjali Hemphill
ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — Fires burning throughout the hills have made a mess of the air, creating a haze and poor air quality across the valley.
There is still a slight haze in the sky over the Oakmont High School football team’s practice.
The players are extra careful working in their pads in the hot, humid and hazy weather.
The combination of high temperatures, high humidity and poor air quality from all the smoke in the air is making life difficult.
“I have had a headache since the time I got up this morning, and I think it’s this weather.”
Smoke from nearby nearby wildfires getting into our air and into our lungs.
“It just kinda makes you feel a little sick, and the allergies are pretty bad.”
Dr. Peter Hull from Sutter Roseville Medical Medical Center says the smoky air quality has been sending more patients his way.
“The ash breaks up into little bitty tiny particles, the smallest of which cause the most trouble because they get deep into the lungs and cause respiratory trouble.”
Dr. Hull says people with respiratory problems, the elderly and young children are the most sensitive.
“This is the first day that we’ve been out and playing just because its been a little too warm, and then the air quality has been so bad,” said one mom.
But if you’re not taking extra precautions, anyone can start to feel sick.
“Those people will often struggle more, especially if they attempt to do their usual activities outside, they can end up with more trouble.”
Dr. Hull recommends taking it easy, at least until the smoke clears and they skies return to normal.
“People don’t necessarily have to change their activities where it stands right now, but if it worsens, then they absolutely should.”