Unhealthy US air quality as smoke from wildfires blankets Chicago and Midwestern cities

Unhealthy US air quality as smoke from wildfires blankets Chicago | ltc-a

The air was so unhealthy that Cuyahoga County Executive Chris Ronayne, which includes Cleveland, canceled his annual state of the county address at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, an outdoor venue on the banks of the Cuyahoga River.

At the same time, Major League Baseball was moving forward with games.

In Pittsburgh, where the air quality index at one point reached 180, according to AirNow, the Pirates released a statement saying they planned to play Wednesday against the San Diego Padres. In Chicago, the Cubs have yet to have midafternoon commentary on Wednesday night’s scheduled game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Health officials said they remain concerned about the continuing effects of the fires on vulnerable populations, including the elderly, children, people with medical conditions and the homeless.

Chad Audi, president of Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, which provides services for the homeless, said he received multiple calls Wednesday about people with asthma and referred two people to the hospital.

« Let’s explain the rules a little bit why they should leave the facility after having breakfast and come back during dinner time, » she said of the shelter she runs. “As long as we have bad air quality, we allow people to stay. « 

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