- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Gusty winds have prompted a health advisory in several counties in Central California.

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District issued the advisory that will be in place Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the valley portion of Kern counties.

A low pressure system is moving through the Central Valley producing gusty winds that will cause dusty conditions in areas where soils are exceptionally dry from drought.

These conditions can create unhealthy concentrations of particulate matter.

Air pollution officials say exposure to particulate pollution can cause serious health problems, aggravate lung disease, trigger asthma attacks and bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

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