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Air quality caution lifted in Teton County

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has lifted an air quality caution for Teton County. Due to a significant reduction in wildfire smoke impacts, DEQ said air quality in the county is currently “good” and forecast to range from good to moderate within the affected area.

At the moderate level, air quality is acceptable, but people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution may experience health impacts. Those people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.

DEQ is continuing its caution for people living in Custer County. The agency said air quality is currently in the “moderate” category and is forecast to range from “unhealthy” for sensitive peple to “good” within the affected area.

Sensitive persons, including those with heart and lung disease, older adults, and children, may experience health effects and should limit prolonged or heavy exertion and limit time spent outdoors.

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