Fireworks make Southern California air unhealthy today: Where is it the worst?

If you've been outside today — Tuesday, July 5 — and think it looks more than a little hazy in your Southern California neighborhood due to a night...

July 6, 2022
1:42 AM

If you've been outside today — Tuesday, July 5 — and think it looks more than a little hazy in your Southern California neighborhood due to a night of fireworks exploding in every direction, you are not wrong. The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a Particulate Advisory that extends through the afternoon hours on Tuesday for the South Coast Air Basin and Coachella Valley due to emissions from fireworks. Here is the AQMD's real-time air-quality map at 8 o'clock this morning: This is an image of the South Coast Air Quality Management District's real-time Air Quality Index map as seen at 8 a.

Steven Rosenberg